Lisa's deep knowledge of the commercial real estate industry enables her to help clients structure their transactions to meet their unique business needs and objectives.


Lisa concentrates her practice in the fields of real estate and general business law. She represents clients in a broad range of real estate endeavors and counsels institutional lenders and borrowers in commercial financing, development and construction transactions.

An experienced real estate lawyer, Lisa’s practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, construction, leasing and financing for her clients. She structures, drafts and negotiates purchase and sale contracts, loan and security agreements, like-kind exchange agreements, commercial leases (office, retail, restaurant, ground, industrial and warehouse), easement agreements, subdivision indentures, reciprocal easement agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and sale/leaseback agreements.

In addition to advising clients on office, multi-family, retail and mixed use projects, Lisa also represents institutional lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial financing transactions, including construction financing, and helps owners and contractors negotiate construction contracts, design/build contracts, and architect contracts.


Counsel to a multi-national corporation in connection with its assemblage and acquisition of over 3,000 acres of land for development of industrial plant.

Counsel to a commercial real estate company in connection with the sale of its portfolio of over 60 shopping centers located throughout the United States.

Counsel to a REIT in connection with numerous acquisition, development, sale and loan transactions.

Counsel to regional and national shopping center landlords and tenants.

Counsel to numerous owners and developers of shopping centers throughout the United States.

Counsel to borrowers in connection with construction loans, permanent loans, conduit loans and franchise loans.

Counsel to exchangors in connection with IRC § 1031 like-kind exchanges and reverse exchanges.

Counsel to lenders in connection with loan origination.

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Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Clayton Century Foundation

  • Annual Fund Committee, 2011-2015
  • Community Building Committee, 2016

Clayton Chamber of Commerce

  • Leadership Clayton Class of 2008-2009

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of St. Louis

  • Legacy Advisory Board, 2012-2019
  • Executive Board of Directors, 2002-2007
  • Past-President, 2007; President, 2006; President-Elect, 2005; National delegate, 2004; Secretary, 2002 and 2003

Gateway to Hope

Missouri Growth Association

  • Board of Directors, 2006-2007

American Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Illinois Bar Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

St. Louis County Bar Association


  • Missouri, 1995
  • Illinois, 1996


St. Louis University, J.D., 1995 

Smith College, B.A., 1990

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