Hal applies his comprehensive knowledge of real estate law and corporate finance to advise on all aspects of real estate and unique business transactions.


Hal is an established real estate attorney based in St. Louis, Missouri, consistently recognized amongst The Best Lawyers in America©. Hal's depth of knowledge and industry experience in real estate law and corporate finance make him a sought-after partner to those navigating complex commercial transactions.

Hal represents clients across the full spectrum of real estate – from acquisition, development and financing to lease negotiation and disposition – creating effective solutions that support property owners, buyers, sellers, contractors, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders alike. He also handles complex title, easement and land use issues.


Hal has decades-long experience in managing commercial, retail, single family and multi-family rental and condominium, industrial and hotel developments and transactions nationwide. He has driven positive results for highly complex real estate transactions, such as portfolio and multiple party sales and exchanges, mixed use developments and bridge, construction and permanent loans.

Examples of Hal's specific experience include entity formation, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale, tenancy in common, development and reciprocal easement agreements, subdivision and condominium indentures, declarations, covenants and restrictions, and leases. Hal's proficiency and work ethic are respected by his peers and appreciated by his clients.

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Rated "AV/Preeminent Attorney®" by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2017

Consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® for real estate law

Named a Best Lawyers’ 2013 St. Louis Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Listed in the 2014-2021 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri


  • Missouri, 1974


University of Missouri - Kansas City, J.D., with distinction, 1974

  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • The Urban Lawyer, Cases & Statutes Section Editor

University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1971

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