A member of Husch Blackwell's Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Laura concentrates her practice in commercial real estate, including leasing, purchase and sale, and development. She has represented owners and investors in more than 25 office, mixed-use and industrial projects in leasing, management, acquisition and development.
Additionally, Laura has significant experience in corporate real estate, counseling clients on their national and international real estate portfolios of all asset classes, including headquarters, sales offices, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, retail, and parking. On the development side, she advises a variety of clients in purchase, sale, zoning, development and financing matters.
Laura's accomplishments include:
•Representing the Multi-Employer Property Trust with leasing and disposition of office, warehouse and industrial properties in Missouri, Illinois and Colorado.
•Negotiating and closing purchase and sale of branch bank facilities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas for one of the Midwest's largest regional banks.
•Advising on development and leasing of the Crescent, a mixed-use condominium in Clayton, Mo.
Laura is an accredited LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate through the Green Building Certification Institute.
Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Real Estate Law, 2008-2015
Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) St. Louis, Board of Directors, 2000-2003
•Ditto Resale (charity), Board of Directors, president, 2012-present
•Central Christian School, Board of Directors, 2003-2008; president, 2005-2007
•Christian Schools International, Board of Directors, 2009-present
•Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, executive vice president, 1992-1993; secretary, 1991-1992; Board of Directors, 1991-1993
•Landlord representation of local and national projects, including office, warehouse and light industrial properties, in Missouri, Illinois and Colorado for the Multi-Employer Property Trust; national office leasing for CBL and Associates Properties Inc.; St. Louis high-rise office projects such as Bank of America Plaza; and retail and mixed-use leasing such as the Shoppes at the Crescent.
•Tenant representation for warehousing and industrial facilities and corporate headquarters leasing for clients, such as a Fortune 500 coal and energy company and a Fortune 500 food company.
•Leasing and acquisition of all facilities in the U.S. and Canada for Silgan Plastics.
•Negotiated and closed numerous purchase and sale transactions for commercial real estate, including branch bank facilities.
•Represented a joint venture in finance, acquisition, land-use approval and development of 130-acre, mixed-use development.
In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012