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Real Estate Nursing Home

Dayton, Ohio, 45459, United States
March 15, 2011

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Ball State University - Muncie, Indiana September 2009 – Present

• Drafted and negotiated residential and commercial real property leases, including one lease involving $250,000 in rent over the lease term.

• Drafted and negotiated real estate license and easement agreements.

• Drafted and negotiated the campus-wide vending machine agreement.

• Prepared various Requests for Proposal, including for the campus beverage supply agreement.

• Drafted agreement for concessions during university athletic events.

• Drafted policies as to the use of facilities financed using tax-exempt bonds.

• Prepared performance agreements and speaking agreements.

• Negotiated credit card processing agreements.

• Prepared and negotiated intellectual property licensing and transfer agreements.

• Performed research regarding state procurement laws and regarding federal privacy laws.

• Researched the federal income tax treatment of amounts payable to the university.

• Negotiated broadcasting agreements with television networks for university-produced programs.

• Review and negotiated profession service agreements, technical service agreements, and personal property purchase agreements.

Thompson Hine LLP - Dayton, Ohio

Associate June 2002 – September 2009

• Provided research and advice as to real estate agent licensing laws.

• Negotiated and drafted numerous office and retail leases, representing both landlords and tenants.

• Served as the sole real estate counsel for a nursing home developer and operator in connection with the development of several nursing home and assisted living complexes with an aggregate value in excess of $50 million. Negotiated financing documents and construction agreements.

• Served as the primary real estate and corporate counsel for a charter school organization in connection with the development of more than ten school facilities. Negotiated real estate purchase agreements, real estate lease agreements, construction documents, and real estate financing documents (including, in one transaction, tax exempt bond financing documents).

• Served as outside counsel for a park district. Served as primary real estate counsel for the park district in its real estate and conservation easement acquisition programs. Performed research and advised the park district as to commercial and administrative law.

• Negotiated and drafted third-party commercial service agreements.

• Successfully applied for real property tax exemption for several properties, including one property with an assessed value in excess of $60 million.

• Negotiated tax incentive arrangements, including agreements as to tax increment financing.

• Organized and obtained federal income tax exemption for several nonprofit corporations.

• Negotiated real property acquisition and disposition documents and reviewed real estate due diligence materials for numerous transactions.

• Worked as a part of several teams in connection with large corporate transactions. Served as the leader of the real estate team for three transactions.

• Negotiated and drafted wetland remediation agreements and environmental covenants.

• Regularly researched, analyzed, and applied federal and state statutory and administrative law in a variety of contexts.

• Served as counsel to a mezzanine lender in connection with several mezzanine loan transactions.

• Performed research and analysis regarding numerous federal, state and local tax issues.

Hepler Broom LLC – Greater St. Louis, Missouri Area

Associate August 2000 - August 2001

Summer Associate May 1999 - August 1999

• Drafted supply agreements for a vendor of surgical kits.

• Counseled clients regarding legal and tax issues related to the creation and day-to-day operation of business organizations.

• Provided advice and representation related to the acquisition and restructuring of business entities.


University of Florida Graduate Tax Program - LL.M. in Taxation, May 2002

G.P.A: 3.92/4.00 (Top 10% of the class)

• Research assistant for Professor David Richardson

University of Illinois College of Law - J.D., May 2000

G.P.A.: 3.70/4.00 (Order of the Coif; Magna Cum Laude)

• Administrative editor, University of Illinois Law Review, 1999-2000

• Member, University of Illinois Law Review, 1998-99

• Honors in both Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy

Eastern Illinois University - B.S. in Business, Accounting Major, May 1996

G.P.A.: 4.00/4.00 (Summa Cum Laude)


Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and the District of Columbia (although my Missouri and District of Columbia bar memberships are currently inactive)

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