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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1981, The Urban Lawyer, Associate Editor; Delta Theta Phi, President
    • B.A., Saint Louis University, 1976, English
James Fredericks’ more than 30 years of legal experience enables him to provide a broad base of support to clients in the areas of real estate and business law.
Acting as legal counsel for multiple Fortune 100 companies, trusts and national property management firms, Jim has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex commercial leases, sales agreements, easements, and all other manner of real estate transactions throughout the country.  In addition, Jim has substantial experience in challenging and appealing real and personal property tax valuations throughout the country (including pipelines, tank farms, shopping centers, hotels and farmland).  Jim also represents multiple developers in large scale real estate projects involving municipal development assistance (TIF, TDD, and other tools), property assemblage, title work, financing, zoning, and 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. As counsel for more than 100 corporations, partnerships and other entities, Jim also directs and administers the legal needs of a wide variety of business organizations.
Jim draws on his background as a senior real estate specialist for a major oil and pipeline company, then later as a senior real estate attorney for a regional property management/development company.  In addition, as a past experienced litigator, Jim now employs insights from adversarial matters when he negotiates and drafts documents.
Publications & Presentations
Frequent presenter on real estate issues for Continuing Legal Education classes, and for BOMA and IREM; and frequent writer on real estate matters in business and real estate publications.