Lewis Rice LLC

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected full-service Kansas City outfit with a strong team of attorneys. Acts on a range of development projects, including TIF, public-private partnerships and tax credit matters. Recognized for the strength of its leasing practice and impressive track record in regard to historic building renovations, as well as mixed-use and retail projects. Also offers expertise in real estate financing matters.

Strengths A market source observes that the firm has "a very deep bench in real estate, including government entitlements and incentives."

A client adds that the firm is "particularly strong in the commercial real estate arena."

Notable practitioners

Charles Miller
is "one of the smartest and most respected real estate attorneys in Kansas City," a market source observes. He acts on behalf of developers and real estate companies involved in a broad range of projects.

Douglas Stone
has a wealth of experience handling real estate matters. His expertise spans a range of zoning concerns, as well as projects involving government incentives. Sources commend him as a "well respected" attorney.

John Cruz
handles a wide range of real estate matters, including office and retail leasing transactions. "He is the best leasing lawyer in Kansas City," states a source. "He's top notch."

Peter DiGiovanni
is a fine choice of counsel for developers and clients in the medical and entertainment sectors, handling leasing contracts as well as sales and acquisitions. Sources label him "very pragmatic, top-notch and great to deal with."

William Carr
has longstanding experience in the real estate space in Kansas City. He offers counsel on a wide array of mandates, including leasing, development and real estate litigation.