Melissa K. Smith-Groff: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Melissa K. Smith-Groff

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate, Development & Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Corporate
  • Telecommunications
  • Banking & Finance
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.345.6205
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1996 Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
Admitted1996, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•International Council of Shopping Centers

•The Missouri Bar


As a member of the firm's Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Melissa guides business-critical transactions for corporate clients nationwide in various sectors, including hospitality, telecommunications and financial. She brings significant experience to the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of commercial property. Melissa also handles lease financing, including synthetic leasing.

In telecommunications specifically, Melissa represents a wireless telecommunication carrier in acquisition, leasing and construction of transmission sites and retail stores.

In addition she has advised in the following:

•International real estate work for Jacobs Engineering Group.

Nationwide real estate counseling for Covidien.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Real Estate Law, 2010-2012; Real Estate Law, Up-and-Coming, 2010

Civic Involvement

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Board of Directors, 2009-2011

•Washington University Alumni and Parents Admission Program


U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1997-1999

• The Hon. James R. Reinhard, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1996-1997


Advised Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. on international real estate.

•Provided nationwide real estate counsel for Covidien.

•Counseled Mallinckrodt on real estate issues.

•Advised Sysco Guest Supply LLC on real estate issues.

Business Insights

Business Insights

6.10.10 Getting a Leasing Deal Done in Today's Market
Real Estate, Development & Construction Seminar St. Louis, MO

In The News

6.12.12 Husch Blackwell Receives Top Rankings from Chambers and Partners
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

6.13.11 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2011
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release


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Office Information

Melissa K. Smith-Groff

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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