Metro North TIF Advances

The redevelopment of the Metro North Mall continues under the direction of Metro North Crossing, LLC. Thomson Walker is legal counsel for the developer and has assisted with securing tax increment financing from the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Read more about the TIF incentive secured for the Metro North redevelopment here: TIF Commission advances Metro North redevelopment

Spencer Thomson Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Spencer Thomson has been selected by his peers to be included in the 22nd edition (2016 edition) of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law. Spencer has been included in Best Lawyers for the past 10 years.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 6.7 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded-by both the profession and the public- as the most credible and definitive guilde to legal excellence in the United States. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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Thomson Walker Client IAS Partners Ltd. to Purchase and Redevelop Metro North Mall

Thomson Walker is pleased to announce that its client, IAS Partners Ltd., will be purchasing the Metro North Mall in Kansas City, Missouri for redevelopment. Thomson Walker will assist IAS Partners with securing incentives and working with the City of Kansas City, Missouri and various economic development entities as the project progresses. Thomson Walker has previously assisted the developer with the redevelopment of the Blue Ridge Mall and the Antioch Mall.

More information on the story was reported in the following media outlets:

Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City Star

KCTV News 5

41 Action News

Leo Salinger Joins Thomson Walker, LLC

Thomson Walker, LLC is proud to announce the addition of Leo Salinger as a new member of the firm as of January 1, 2015. Leo’s full bio can be viewed at About Us: Leo Salinger. Leo previously worked with Spencer and Kristin at Husch Blackwell LLP before the opening of Thomson Walker, LLC in 2012. Leo’s practice will focus on meeting the growing real estate demands of our clients.

Leo has been mentioned in the Kansas City Business Journal: People on the Move

Please feel free to contact Leo at 816.875.3312 or by email at to discuss how Thomson Walker can assist with your legal representation.

Spencer Thomson recognized in 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America (2015)

Spencer Thomson has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for the seventh consecutive year. Thomson has been included by Best Lawyers under the following practice areas in its 21st edition of the ranking in 2015: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. Thomson has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

Historic Kansas City Power and Light Building Sale Transaction Completed

Thomson Walker, LLC assisted its clients, Gailoyd Enterprises Corp. and West Properties, Inc., in the successful sale of the historic Kansas City Power and Light Building and surrounding lots to an affiliate of NorthPoint Development. The transaction closed on September 30, 2014.

For the full story see the Kansas City Business Journal article “NorthPoint Closes on Power and Light Building“.

Power & Light Building Development Moves Forward with NorthPoint Development

The sale and redevelopment of the historic Power & Light Building is moving forward under the guidance of NorthPoint Development, the proposed redeveloper of the Building. The status and plans of the redevelopment are summarized by Kevin Collison in his article in the Kansas City Star. Thomson Walker, LLC represents the owner of the building and surrounding property.

Spencer Thomson listed in Chambers USA 2014

Spencer Thomson was once again ranked by Chambers USA as a notable real estate practitioner in the Kansas City area. Thomson has been listed in Chambers USA since 2007.

Frequent Seller’s Disclosure Mistakes

Kristin Walker recently contributed to the May – June 2014 edition of LANDINGS Magazine on the importance of Seller’s Disclosures in residential real estate transactions. Kristin sat down with Molly Manley of BrickKicker Inspection Services to answer some common questions. To visit the article, click here.

Thomson Walker Assists Developer in Securing Sales Tax Reimbursement in Independence, Missouri

Thomson Walker, LLC provided legal counsel to Crackerneck West Retail, LLC in its efforts to negotiate a sales tax reimbursement incentive with the City of Independence, Missouri. For more on the incentive approval and development visit: