David Lemkemeier

David Lemkemeier – A Partner at Husch Blackwell

David Lemkemeier has over two decades of experience advising clients on all aspects of commercial real estate. He works closely with local and national clients on complex projects involving acquisitions, dispositions, leasing agreements, financing solutions, project development initiatives, joint venture structuring arrangements, entitlement/incentive grants as well as indenture preparation.

Erich has extensive experience advising clients on infill real estate development projects, franchise system real estate issues and the creation of technology and innovation districts. Additionally, he possesses substantial skill in negotiating and drafting complex purchase and sale agreements, easements and licenses agreements, master development agreements, district declarations and indentures agreements as well as public-private partnership (P3) agreements as well as development incentives.

Early Life and Education

David Lemkemeier is an esteemed educational policy expert renowned for his contributions to education. His involvement includes research projects and organizations focused on improving school quality and teaching practices; developing Common Core State Standards that aim to prepare students for college and career readiness; founding Student Achievement Partners (SAP), a non-profit organization which works on implementing these standards in schools; co-writing English Language Arts and Mathematics standards with Sue Pimentel of SAP as co-writer.

He has published many books on educational policy and teaching practices, advocating for increasing intellectual challenge in preschool classrooms while investigating relationships between language learning and literacy development.

Professional Career

David brings over two decades of experience advising clients on complex real estate related matters. His extensive expertise encompasses land acquisition, sales and leases, financing, project development, joint venture structuring and entitlements. David strives to be a true partner to his clients as they navigate the often challenging yet often rewarding world of commercial real estate; from one-of-a-kind megaprojects to complex multiphased developments spanning multiple states and countries he helps meet all demands on clients’ most critical projects.

Achievement and Honors

David Lemkemeier was an iconic legal figure who played an instrumental role in both St. Louis’ legal and cultural landscapes during his legal career. At Lemkemeier & Spoehrer, they specialize in labor and employment law – his son John has called them experts in this area of practice. Additionally, Lemkemeier had an abiding love of music, acting and theatre that inspired many as board member/president/executive of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as The Muny. Additionally he served two-term as Ladue City Councillor before passing away peacefully at home in Ladue City Council chambers.

Personal Life

David Lemkemeier is a partner at Husch Blackwell with over two decades of experience advising clients on complex commercial real estate and construction matters. His areas of focus include acquisitions/dispositions/leasing/financing/project development joint venture structuring entitlements/incentives as well as indentures. David also has particular expertise advising clients regarding infill real estate development projects franchise system real estate issues as well as technology / innovation districts development.

David Lemkemeier was well known as an active philanthropist throughout his life, actively participating in multiple charitable organizations throughout his tenure at Stella Maris Child Care Center Board membership and becoming its Chair before passing away at age 72 in 2004. He leaves behind his wife Sally Spoehrer Lemkemeier and sons John and David Lemkemeier as legacy.

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