David W. Sweeney, Griffin A. Lowry Represent 4 Hands Brewing Co. in Obtaining Tax Abatement and Establishing Community Improvement District in Enhanced Enterprise Zone

Lewis Rice attorneys David W. Sweeney and Griffin A. Lowry represent 4 Hands Brewing Company as it establishes a Community Improvement District (CID). The brewery is seeking tax incentives to help with its expansion in LaSalle Park, and the CID would create an additional sales tax for patrons. The attorneys also assisted 4 Hands in obtaining a favorable recommendation for 75% real estate tax abatement for 10 years from the City of St. Louis’ Enhanced Enterprise Zone, Board of Commissioners.

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David focuses on lobbying, governmental and finance matters; municipal and public law; government affairs; zoning, land use, tax increment financing, community improvement districts, and other development incentives. His experience ranges from drafting and overseeing implementation of legislation regarding tax increment financing, community improvement districts, special business districts, transportation development districts, and property tax abatements to representation of governmental entities in a variety of real estate development and finance matters.

While primarily helping clients navigate various business and transactional related to mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate, Griffin maintains a hybrid practice that includes a focus on lobbying, governmental and finance matters.