Chris represents real estate clients in a full range of transactions and agreements.

Overview

Chris assists with real estate acquisitions and sales and secured lending transactions. He develops real estate-related agreements, deeds, leases and contracts; documents commercial and retail real estate development projects; structures commercial and office leases; and counsels on land use, zoning and incentive issues.

Experience

Chris drafts and negotiates transaction documents for acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financing and leasing transactions for various clients, including real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Chris reviews and negotiates commercial, industrial and office leases for landlords and tenants for leased premises valued at up to $60 million. He also facilitates multi-state franchise acquisition, leasing and financing transactions.

He frequently assists with the formation and administration of special taxing districts, such as transportation development districts (TDDs) and community improvement districts (CIDs), and the application for and procurement of other various state and municipal incentive programs (TIF, PEAK, Missouri Works, etc.). Chris structures tax-advantaged transactions by utilizing 1031 exchanges and Opportunity Zone investments.

Chris acts as local counsel to national and local lenders and borrowers in connection with mortgage loans and legal opinions in Missouri and Kansas.

He often conducts due diligence review for commercial and industrial acquisitions and developments, acquisition and construction loans for commercial and multitenant properties, and corporate mergers and acquisitions, as large as $900 million.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter

  • 2018 Man of the Year, over $175,000 raised (Chapter record)
  • Man & Woman of the Year Leadership Committee, 2019-Present

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

  • Real Estate Policy Committee, 2018-Present
  • genKC (Young Professionals Organization)
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2018
    • Membership Committee Chair, 2016-2017

Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council

  • Eagle Scout, 2003
  • Council Properties Committee, 2019-Present
  • Chairman, Camp Staff Alumni Association, 2015-2019
  • Sachem, Tribe of Mic-O-Say (Boy Scout Honor Society), 2009

American Bar Association

  • Member, 2014-Present

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Member, 2014-Present

Admissions

  • Kansas, 2015
  • Missouri, 2014

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 2014

  • Order of the Coif
  • Oklahoma Law Review, Assistant Managing Editor

University of Oklahoma, B.S., Computer Science, 2011

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