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Thomson Walker Ranked Nationally and Regionally by Best Lawyers in America

Thomson Walker, LLC is proud to announce that the firm was given a national ranking by Best Law Firms, landing in Tier 2 of the Land Use & Zoning Law category. The firm was also ranked regionally (Kansas City, Missouri) within Tier 2 of the following categories:
Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Spencer Thomson and Kristin Walker were also awarded individual honors by Best Lawyers in America for 2018.

First Business to Open at Emporia Pavilions

Hobby Lobby, a crafting and home decor store, opened to the public on August 14, 2017, as the first business within Emporia Pavilions in Emporia, Kansas. Thomson Walker, LLC was proud to assist the development team in securing the property and the new user and is looking forward to additional users in the future. Many Emporia, Kansas residents were excited to see the develoment come to fruition. Read more about the opening and plans for the development through the Emporia Gazette in this article.

Spencer Thomson Discusses Development in the Northland

Spencer Thomson was interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal recently to discuss the recent infrastructure improvements in Kansas City, Missouri, more particularly within the Northland. Thomson Walker, LLC represents several development clients in the area, including the groups developing Edgewood Farms and Metro North Crossing.

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Spencer Thomson and Kristin Walker Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2018 edition)

Spencer Thomson has again been selected by his peers to be included in the 24th edition (2018 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 since 2007.

Kristin Walker has been selected for the first time to be included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in the field of Real Estate Law.

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 Ranked by Best Lawyers

Thomson Walker, LLC is proud to announce that the firm has again been selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for its prestigious Best Law Firm designation. For the first time, Thomson Walker received a National Tier 2 ranking in the category of Land Use & Zoning Law for 2017. The firm was also ranked in the Kansas City- MO Metropolitan Tier 2 under the categories of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law. Thomson Walker has been listed on the Metropolitan Tier 2 list for the previous four years.

Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Thomson Walker Ranked in 2016 Best Law Firms

Thomson Walker has once again been named as a Tier 2 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and The Best Lawyers. This is the third year Thomson Walker has been honored to be included on the Best Law Firm list for the Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area. Thomson Walker is included in the Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law categories.

Thomson Walker Participating in Exciting New Northland Project

Thomson Walker is proud to be involved as legal counsel to the developers creating Edgewood Farms, a new commercial development east of Interstate 29 and south of Barry Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Spencer Thomson is also a member of the development team, Edgewood Farm Partners, LLC.

Main Event Entertainment announced their involvement at the center in December 2015: New Northland development will include a Main Event Entertainment center.

Spencer Thomson Comments on Tax Incentives in Kansas City, Missouri

Spencer Thomson was one of many local real estate attorneys voicing concern against the recent positions and decisions by the City of Kansas City, Missouri regarding development incentives. Read the full Kansas City Star article here: Tax incentive critics emboldened after collapse of BNIM office project.

Metro North TIF Approved

The Metro North Tax Increment Financing Plan was approved by the City of Kansas City, Missouri in December 2015, clearing the way for the developer to begin redeveloping the site. Thomson Walker attorneys represented the same development group as they redeveloped the Blue Ridge Crossing Mall and Antioch Mall. Incentives for Metro North makeover head for final approval

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