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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1989
    • B.S./B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Roxsen Koch is a deal maker in public-private partnerships. She has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development and public finance, and has pioneered the use of economic development tools throughout Missouri for complex mixed-used development projects. She understands the intricate details and economics of mixed-use projects and uses her knowledge of land use issues, real estate finance and local incentives to achieve results for real estate development projects.

Roxsen has represented developers, municipalities and taxing districts in all aspects of real estate development, including land use issues, acquisition, redevelopment and complex financings. She has negotiated many public and private financings and partnerships using various economic development tools. Roxsen has substantial experience in municipal taxable and tax-exempt financings.

Roxsen was the lead drafter of Missouri’s Community Improvement District Act for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, and has represented communities and property owners in the formation of CIDs and issuance of bond financing supported by CID revenues. She has drafted and successfully lobbied for amendments to various economic development legislation in Missouri.
  • Represented the developer of the tallest residential mixed-use structure in Missouri, obtaining a then unprecedented level of 100% tax abatement for 25 years in downtown Kansas City, layered with tax increment financing, historic tax credits and city-backed annual appropriate bond financing for the project’s parking structure.
  • Served as lead counsel for hotel developers, including a $350 million convention center hotel layering various incentives including sales tax, personal property tax and real property tax abatement, tax increment financing, local contributions, exclusive catering agreements and others, and the redevelopment of a downtown historic hotel using tax increment financing, local super TIF, and historic tax credits.
  • Represented developers in high-rise office developments, including land use and tax incentives.
  • Lead counsel in strategically and successfully acquiring property for retail developer via local condemning authority using its power of eminent domain in a vigorously challenged use of the eminent domain powers.
  • Handled complex development issues for local casino and negotiated complex bond financing structure for a public-private partnership with the casino owner and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for highway improvements utilizing the Missouri Transportation Development District Act.
  • Represented various communities and developers regarding the use of tax increment financing and the formation of various districts, including community improvement districts, transportation development districts and neighborhood improvement districts.
  • Represented owner/developers in multiple projects instrumental to the revitalization of Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding urban core, including suburban projects. Projects obtained more than $800 million in tax abatements.
  • Negotiated tax incentives for $80 million, 200,000 sq. ft. office tower in Kansas City, Missouri. 
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'You Can Build Change': How Quinton Lucas Would Govern as Kansas City Mayor
Quoted, The Kansas City Star
June 10, 2019
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Quoted, KMBC 9 News
May 13, 2019
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PP Roxsen Koch Major Redevelopment
Quoted, Kansas City Star
September 19, 2018
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