Judd empowers his corporate and public finance clients with the time, information and strategies to help his clients take rewarding risks.
Judd represents developers, lenders and government clients in complex commercial transactions involving public finance, incentives and partnership complexities. He has negotiated more than $3 billion in complex deals nationwide, including market-leading projects involving financing and incentive structures.
For incentivized projects ranging from modest to blockbuster, Judd navigates the intricacies of tax increment financing, community improvement districting, special obligation/revenue bond and sales tax and revenue bond transactions, real and personal property tax abatements and rebates, and other local, county and state financing and incentive structures. Well-versed in traditional commercial real estate ventures, he also helps clients buy, sell, lease, collateralize and invest in real estate and related joint ventures. Judd’s extensive background in corporate and public finance is enhanced by his years as a litigator for several large law firms. Judd litigated multimillion dollar construction and commercial lease disputes and helped clients bring their interests back from the brink of disaster in high-stakes lease, bankruptcy, waste and related real estate litigation, giving him a keen grasp of the inherent risks and rewards in real estate finance.
Judd was the lead real estate counsel for a Fortune 200- and NYSE-listed client in a nine-figure acquisition featuring multiple future development site assets in Texas' Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.
He was the lead counsel for a Fortune 5-listed private company in restructuring a nine-figure private activity bond transaction for an industrial project in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Judd was lead counsel representing a fulfillment center tenant in obtaining a nine-figure abatement incentive.
He represented the lead project company in a $900 million P3 venture to build a 142-mile municipal water supply pipeline in central Texas.
Judd also represented the seller in a real estate sale to a national chain food and service store in Independence, Missouri.
He represented multiple manufacturing and logistics firms in acquisition plan and office facilities in and around Kansas City, in both Missouri and Kansas.
Judd represented a Kansas City-based nonprofit in its acquisition of world headquarters.
He also represented a faith-based national health system in disputes over technology and institutional integrity arising from asset purchase of multiple hospital and care centers, including litigation to dismissal of adversaries' claims.
Judd successfully represented national environmental remediation firm in several federal and state class actions, including litigation to dismissal of adversaries' claims.
He successfully represented a client in defending beneficial municipal ordinance against charge of unconstitutionality, including litigation to dismissal of adversaries' claims.
Judd has achieved dozens of litigation victories and defenses for trials and appeals across the country, including claims involving trade secrets, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, antitrust, noncompetition, restrictive covenants, royalty obligations, product liability, business torts, real estate actions and lease disputes, bankruptcy litigation and consumer litigation defense.
He had second-chair responsibilities for a six-week, complex commercial real estate trial with an eight-figure amount at issue for a NYSE-listed client in Houston, Texas.
Judd won mandate from the Texas Supreme Court upholding adoptive parents' rights to care for toddler who suffered from severe abuse and neglect.
Judd grew up in a real estate family. His parents' business is a large-complex, urban, multifamily and mixed-use development and management company, with more than 25 years of project successes in markets like Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Phoenix and Tulsa. His brother is a land use attorney, and his step brothers are both successful brokers.
He was a judicial intern for the Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Judd contributes significantly to pro bono service as Special Outside Counsel to the Marlborough Community Coalition, helping to sustain this diverse and historic Kansas City community.
News & Insights
- Press Release03.13.2019
- Press Release01.08.2019
Working with the Community and State/Local Government Agencies and Boards," National Business Institute, November 2018
"Conducting Title and Other Due Diligence," National Business Institute, November 2018
"Drafting/Negotiating Transaction and Construction Documents," National Business Institute, November 2018
"Indemnification, Limitation of Liability and Insurance: Strategically Negotiating Risk," National Business Institute, November 2016
"Using LLC's to Purchase Real Estate," National Business Institute, June 2016
"Preventing and Handling Disputes in the LLC," National Business Institute, June 2016
"Common Contract Disputes and Drafting Tips for Avoiding Them," National Business Institute, May 2014
Selected for inclusion Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers©, Rising Star, 2015-2018
KC Magazine, Rising Star, 2015-2018
Seyfarth Shaw Pro Bono Team of the Year, 2010
Texas Pro Bono College, 2010
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Centurions Leadership Program, Spring Class of 2021
Business Leadership Council, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Marlborough Community Coalition
- Special Outside Counsel (Pro Bono)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Real Estate Law Committee, Co-Chair 2017-2018
- KCMBA Leadership Academy, 2013 Class
Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kansas City
Heart of America Catholic Business Network
Treeman Family Foundation, Vice President
Cure' of Ars Parish
- RCIA Facilitator
- CRHP Lay Director
Sigma Chi International Fraternity, Life Lo
Practices & Industries
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2012
- Missouri, 2012
- District of Columbia, 2010
- Kansas, 2013
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2010
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Emory University, M.T.S., 2009
University of Tulsa, B.A., 2005