Karl offers significant experience in a variety of commercial real estate matters, with a focus on acquisitions, leasing, and financing of office, industrial and specialty use properties.


Karl advises institutional real estate developers, investors, and lenders in complex regional and national commercial real estate transactions and applicable local, state and federal economic development incentives, including federal opportunity zone investments. 

Adept at acquisition, leasing and financing transactions, Karl brings a depth of experience working with leading investors and lenders involved in commercial real estate transactions including specialty use properties such as entertainment, education (including charter schools) and multifamily/mixed use.


Prior to joining the firm, Karl worked as underwriting counsel for First American Title Insurance Company in Kansas City, MO. He served as the principal commercial underwriting resource for Kansas and Missouri and was responsible for handling local and national underwriting matters for a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, giving him significant insights into the risks and rewards of commercial real estate finance.

Karl supports the firm’s commitment to diversity through his involvement with and as a board member of Start at Zero, a local nonprofit focused on promoting healthy early childhood development, and through the firm's pro bono matters and partnership with Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

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Speaking Engagements

Karl speaks regularly at CLE and similar educational presentations on title insurance and related topics.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2017

Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Start at Zero, Board of Directors

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Kansas City Chapter

Practices & Industries


  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008

Lake Forest College, B.A., cum laude, 2004

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