Case Studies

Lewis Rice Gets Bird Scooters Flying in St. Louis

After a successful rollout in St. Louis, Bird Scooters agreed to work in partnership with the City of St. Louis to develop a city-wide dockless scooter program. Lewis Rice attorneys Sonette Magnus and David Sweeney worked directly with various city management and elected officials on this project to create and implement the compliant city-wide dockless scooter program just 10 days after Bird’s initial rollout. Bird now holds a permit for the operation of 500 scooters in the City of St. Louis. This is a case study on diplomacy and strategically prioritizing safety and transparency, the culmination of which yielded a phenomenal result for both the City of St. Louis and Bird.

To read more about Bird's St. Louis launch, click under "Resources" below.

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Lewis Rice Achieves Significant Tax Savings on Manufacturer’s Tax Bill

After identifying discrepancies in a manufacturer’s tax bill, Lewis Rice attorneys Apollo Carey and David Sweeney worked with local government officials to negotiate a reduction for a large manufacturing company. Apollo and David pushed to have the original tax assessment voided and to receive a revised bill before 2018 came to a close. In the end, Apollo and David achieved a very favorable result for their client: 86% in total tax savings without any fees or penalties. This demonstrates Apollo's and David's ability to successfully navigate governmental processes and represent clients’ interests before local government bodies in a way that successfully addresses a problem.

Laclede’s Landing’s Reinvigoration through Lobbying and Real Estate Work

Lewis Rice member David W. Sweeney and associate Melissa G. Powers are helping to reinvigorate the City of St. Louis' Laclede's Landing, adjacent to the Arch Grounds, with lobbying and real estate work for client New Legacy Development Partnership. Dave and Melissa assisted in the redevelopment by applying for and obtaining real estate tax incentives and by providing unparalleled lobbying services. Additionally, the two attorneys assisted with navigating local government, including interacting with city employees and elected officials. Finally, Dave and Melissa provided guidance on certain loan and refinancing matters.

Many of the Landing's bars and restaurants closed due to years of renovations at the Gateway Arch National Park, but the reopening of the Park brings hopes of increased tourism, traffic, and activity on the Landing. Since September, the Partnership has purchased five buildings, closing on three of the deals just in December. Moreover, it has several other buildings under contract and hopes to close on those purchases soon.

To read more about the projects that New Legacy Development Partnership has taken on, click under "Resources" below.

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