David G. Richardson
Real Estate, Development & Construction
A savvy and skillful advisor in the complexities of real estate incentives, David is sought out for his knowledge in financing, development and construction. He has made his mark on a number of well-known projects located in the Midwest. David began his legal career exclusively representing cities, counties and other governmental bodies in land-use and development issues and uses this knowledge to get results for clients. He represents developers and municipalities in land use, real estate and related litigation matters. David’s personal ties to this industry stem from his employment as a historic preservation planner prior to attending law school.
David advises clients on various development issues, including zoning, redevelopment, tax increment financing (TIF), annexation, public financing, economic development and incentives, and capital improvements and facilities financing. He has drafted subdivision, zoning, impact fee, growth management systems and other development regulations for more than two dozen municipalities. David is listed in the prestigious Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (the “Red Book”). David’s noteworthy accomplishments include:
Advising the City of St. Louis, Mo., in a redevelopment project that could engulf more than 1,000 acres on the city’s north side.
Advised company in securing the first-ever state historic tax credit issued by Illinois for restoring historic hotel in Peoria, Ill.
David’s broad knowledge comprises real estate transactions such as purchase, sale, leasing, construction and financing. He represents clients in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured loan and credit facilities. David also handles a variety of tax credit matters, including state and federal historic tax credits, low income housing tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits. In addition to counseling clients, David frequently speaks on land use and real estate issues at conferences and seminars. He is a member of the firm’s Partner Board.