Biography

Marisa L. Byram focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate including sales, acquisitions, leasing, financing, and development. She represents national and local retailers, developers, lending institutions, and municipalities in connection with property assemblages, shopping center development, and leasing, including mall, center, and in-line retail, office, and industrial leases. 

Marisa is a member of the Board of Editors of Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, published by Law Journal Newsletters, a division of ALM Global. She is an adjunct professor for Transactional Drafting at Saint Louis University School of Law (2018-present). Marisa was recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
    • Saint Louis University School of Law Journal (staff member, 1995 - 1996; editor, 1996 - 1997)
    • Legal Research and Writing, teaching assistant (1995-1996)
  • College of The Holy Cross (B.A., 1994)

Legal Background

  • Law clerk, Hon. Robert G. Dowd, Jr., Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District (1997-1998)
  • Adjunct professor, Transactional Drafting, Saint Louis University School of Law (2018-present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - (2006-present)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) - (2016-present)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, Board of Editors, Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Law Journal Newsletters, a division of ALM Global (2005-present)

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Speaking Engagements

  • Roundtable Moderator, Rights of First Refusal and Options to Purchase: What a Tenant Should Ask For vs. What a Landlord Should Give, International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, November 2010
  • Roundtable Moderator, International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October 2004
  • Roundtable Moderator, International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, October 2002