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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1985, Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, Associate Editor and Staff Member
    • B.J., University of Missouri, 1977
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1996
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1988
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1985

Helmut Starr partners with clients to successfully manage their business matters. Recently, he served as lead counsel in several multimillion-dollar redevelopment and zoning projects.   

Helmut’s litigation practice is focused primarily on land use law, zoning law, and commercial litigation. He has successfully litigated zoning and other public law issues in state courts in Missouri and Illinois, both for and against government entities.  He frequently represents developers before public bodies.

  • Representing a Fortune 500 company in protecting its property rights against an onerous proposal to create a community improvement district that contains excessive taxation and special assessments.
  • Defended a billion-dollar public company against allegations of patent violations and obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Successfully defended a public company engaged in electronic funds transfers against patent violations

  • Defeated the NFL Player Retirement Plan, which denied benefits for 10 years to a former St. Louis Cardinals lineman for injuries caused by football, but denied by the plan.
  • Successfully defended Purina Mills against multimillion-dollar claims of product liability and breach of warranties under the Uniform Commercial Code.
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Presentation at Lorman Seminar
January 2009
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Co-chair of the two day seminar by The Seminar Groups and moderator of panel discussion on Legislative Zoning Decisions
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Journal of The Missouri Bar
June 1992