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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2006, Order of the Coif; Journal of Dispute Resolution, Senior Note and Comment Editor
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003, Political Science; Phi Beta Kappa

Lexi Norris works to understand clients’ goals and to formulate a practical and efficient plan to meet those targets. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Lexi spent several years practicing corporate law, which included managing all aspects of complex acquisitions and divestitures with a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and health care providers. She brings that experience to use now by seeking insight into her clients’ objectives to understand how their real property needs fit into the overall business model.

Working with clients at all stages of commercial real estate transactions, Lexi provides a range of services including structuring project incentives, securing necessary approvals, and negotiating all necessary steps required to bring a deal to close. She has extensive experience performing due diligence on real property matters in complex mergers and acquisitions.

As a complement to this experience, Lexi works with clients in the health care industry supporting their real estate needs. She regularly advises clients on the impact of federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws on real property matters, including commercial leasing arrangements.

  • Represented a New York City-based owner/developer with respect to structuring property assemblage to raise capital via bond offering on Tel Aviv stock exchange, raised in two offerings totaling over $400 million.
  • Managed negotiation and closing of 23-story office building in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
  • Negotiated leases and subleases in medical office buildings, hospitals and health care facilities for a Fortune 500 specialized healthcare provider.
  • Member of team representing New York City-based owner/developer on acquisition, sales and financings of various development projects in New York City.
  • Handles leasing and real property sales and acquisitions, and assists in financing matters, for the third largest distributor of drywall and drywall related supplies in the United States.
  • Represents Kansas City-based owner/developer with regard to acquisition and financing of properties for development of long-term leased projects with the GSA and VA throughout the United States.
  • Represented Kansas City-based owner/developer in arranging long-term ground lease and financing for 90,000 square foot “innovation campus” in greater Kansas City area.
  • Works with an S&P 400 company that provides services to financial institutions with regard to leasing matters throughout the United States.
  • Assists Kansas City-based owner/developer in acquiring and financing properties in Kansas and Texas for development of build-to-suit medical office projects.
text icon Publications & Presentations
When "Contracting Around" the Law Will Not Work: The Potential Inability to Expressly Prohibit Punitive Damages in Arbitration
J. Disp. Resol. 147
2005