Karl is creative, efficient and practical in serving as a trusted advisor to his clients in complex commercial real estate transactions.


Karl focuses on regional and national acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing transactions for institutional and private real estate developer, investor and lender clients. Karl also has significant experience handling tax-based real estate investments and ownership structuring, including federal opportunity zones, 1031 exchanges and tenancy in common ownership.  

Karl brings a depth of experience in real estate transactions involving condominium, industrial, multifamily, office and specialty use properties. Karl also maintains a substantial practice overseeing the real estate components of broader merger and acquisition and similar corporate transactions.


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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