Husch Blackwell LLP
As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team, Charles represents developers, business executives, and numerous clients involved in public-private partnerships and in the use of public financing tools, such as community improvement districts, tax increment financing, transportation development districts and tax abatement programs. He also assists clients with general land use and zoning matters.
Charles works with clients in the acquisition of all interests in real property. This work involves general real estate transactions, traditional financing and other concerns related to such transactions. Charles is also versed in obtaining necessary local governmental approvals, which take place as part of property acquisitions involving real estate development projects.
His work on behalf of industry clients has included:
Crafting the public-private partnership structure on behalf of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for the multiuse parking facility between Kansas City, Mo., and the center, which allowed for the development of the $400 million nationally recognized project.
Serving as lead attorney in a more than $65 million redevelopment project that converted several historic structures within Kansas City’s urban core into 600 market-rate multifamily units.
Leading the formation of a public-private partnership focused on redeveloping more than 25 acres of a dilapidated medical campus in the heart of southern Kansas City’s residential community.
Representing clients in the formation of numerous special taxing districts, including the first sales tax community improvement district in the state of Missouri and one of the first such districts in the state of Kansas.
In addition, Charles works with a large number of clients providing advice and consultation related to various issues on a value-added basis. He approaches providing legal services in a results-oriented manner and assists clients in evaluating the impact of any decision on their balance sheet. Charles provides a tailored economic analysis for his clients, which assists in the evaluation of asset growth and protection, along with economic development risk allocation.