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    • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2006, Journal of Dispute Resolution, Lead Articles Editor
    • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003, Phi Beta Kappa

Mary Jane Judy’s efficiency in negotiating complex real estate transactions brings value to her clients as she seeks to understand their top priorities and works tirelessly to obtain them. Mary Jane leads teams of lawyers and paralegals on portfolio sales and acquisitions.  These matters range in size from a dozen properties  to over 300 properties in a single closing or a series of closings.  Mary Jane’s experience allows her to tailor the correct team and approach to each portfolio.  Mary Jane engages a team that  efficiently and effectively navigates through contract negotiation, due diligence, approvals, and ultimately closing these complex matters for properties across the country.

Additionally, Mary Jane is also a skilled leasing attorney. Real estate leasing is an art that requires specialized knowledge of both sides of the lease, and Mary Jane has not only the knowledge but also the nuanced skills to effectively negotiate the most important provisions to protect her clients’ interests.

Health care clients also rely on Mary Jane to guide them through a unique regulatory environment regarding their real estate transactions, particularly compliance with the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. 

Mary Jane draws on her breadth of experience in real estate transactions - from representing small start-up businesses on a local level to national developers across the nation - to identify the key issues to protect her clients in each unique transaction.  Mary Jane's responsive and collegial approach assures clients that their matters are being handled professionally and efficiently. 

  • Lead real estate counsel representing a publicly traded healthcare company in the spin-off of its skilled nursing division for more than $700 million, involving approximately 100 facilities in 15 states.
  • Lead real estate counsel for a Fortune 500 company of 250 retail locations in a $3 billion sale/leaseback transaction.
  • Manages the leasing, acquisition and financing of real estate for one of the nation’s largest fast food franchisees.
  • Represents the second largest Catholic healthcare system in the nation, in acquiring and leasing its real estate assets.
  • Represents a student housing developer in a phased acquisition and financing of a ground up college student housing complex.
  • Represented a New York City-based developer on acquisition, sales and financings of various development projects, including the tallest residential condominium in Manhattan. 
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Featured, Banking KC Podcast
July 15, 2020
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Managing Real Estate Assets for Health Care Companies
In-House Senior Living & Health Care CLE –Louisville, KY
June 13, 2019
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Mentioned, Law360
May 8, 2019
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November 15th, 2018
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Where Can Unconscionability Take Arbitration?
Journal of Dispute Resolution, Volume 200, No 1
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