Lori represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property, including convenience stores with fuel facilities, retail centers, office buildings, warehouse facilities and mixed use developments. In addition, she represents commercial property owners in the financing of development projects utilizing Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credit, construction financing, and conventional financing. Lori also represents landlords and tenants in leasing matters. Her practice encompasses the resolution of complex real estate issues, including eminent domain. She has continuously been named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Prior to attending law school, Lori was the Real Estate Manager (reporting directly to the Vice President) for a convenience store chain with approximately 1,000 stores located throughout seven Midwestern states. In her role as Real Estate Manager, she managed the real estate portfolio, worked with the development team on new store development and subsequently played a key role in the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sale under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Lori’s client’s find her business experience particularly useful when evaluating legal issues from a management and operational perspective.