David Neiers, Shareholder

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Biography

A Shareholder in the Business Practice Group, David Neiers joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2013, bringing more than 26 years of experience in real estate transactions and development, banking business planning and wealth management.

David has worked on both complex and simple commercial and residential real estate transactions, including shopping center development, residential subdivision and condominium development. He has assisted clients in virtually every type of transaction regarding the purchase and sale of business and investment real estate, as well as leasing of commercial, industrial, retail and farm properties and ground leases. Clients represented include financial institutions and borrowers in loan transactions, workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and foreclosures.

Also possessing a substantial wealth management practices, David represents businesses and their owners with respect to succession and estate planning and assists them in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital financing. He has negotiated and drafted buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements as well as many other types of agreements used in business transactions and relationships.

“Sandberg Phoenix has incredible depth of talent in its practice areas, and I’m excited to work with such a diverse group of attorneys on interesting new clients,” said David.

Looking not only at the legal problems facing his clients, but also at their business goals and context, David works with individuals and businesses to craft long-term strategies that solve problems for the long term. “I really enjoy meeting new people,” David says, “and being able to help them address challenges and solve problems is incredibly rewarding.”

Outside the office, David frequently travels with his wife, particularly to the coasts. He also enjoys trying new restaurants around St. Louis.

Background

Receiving his bachelor’s degree in Finance, David also earned his MBA, with an emphasis in accounting, both from Saint Louis University. During his undergraduate studies, David received the Outstanding Student Award from the Financial Executives Institute for extraordinary achievement in finance classes. He then went on to attend Saint Louis University for his Juris Doctorate. David was also a member of the Leadership St. Louis Class of 2004-2005, a leadership development program uniting CEOs, senior level executives, business executives, business owners and representatives from government and educational institutions. Additionally, he is a certified mediator.

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, David was a partner at Helfrey, Neiers and Jones for 22 years in Clayton, Missouri with a practice concentrating in real estate transactions, zoning and development, real estate brokerage law, banking and finance, business and estate planning and corporate mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, his firm joined Sandberg Phoenix to complement the already substantial skills of the attorneys at the firm and to tap into additional resources for existing and future clients.

David currently serves on the Missouri Bar Property Law Committee and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Sections on Real Estate Property and Estate Planning, Probate & Trust. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Sections on Real Property, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Real Property and Development Committee.

He is the former chair of the Missouri Bar Property Law Committee, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Real Property and Development Committee, and its Commercial and Residential Sale Contract Subcommittees, and has also served as the Chair of their Section on Business Law and Economic Development Committee. He has also previously served on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association Legislative and Public Affairs Committee and as Director of the Saint Louis University School of Business and Administration Alumni Association.

David has served as a Director of the Special Education Foundation since 2000 and is currently a member of the University City Industrial Development Authority. He previously served as the Chair of the University City Board of Zoning Adjustment and as a member of the University City Task Force on Code Enforcement.

For his commitment to high ethical standards and broad knowledge and experience, David has received the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, as well as its designation as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers of America in the area of Real Estate from 2010-2017, and as a Super Lawyer in the area of Real Estate from 2006-2015. David has received the President’s Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for outstanding service on its Commercial and Residential Contract Committees.

David is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

BIOGRAPHY

A Shareholder in the Business Practice Group, David Neiers joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2013, bringing more than 26 years of experience in real estate transactions and development, banking business planning and wealth management.

David has worked on both complex and simple commercial and residential real estate transactions, including shopping center development, residential subdivision and condominium development. He has assisted clients in virtually every type of transaction regarding the purchase and sale of business and investment real estate, as well as leasing of commercial, industrial, retail and farm properties and ground leases. Clients represented include financial institutions and borrowers in loan transactions, workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and foreclosures.

Also possessing a substantial wealth management practices, David represents businesses and their owners with respect to succession and estate planning and assists them in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital financing. He has negotiated and drafted buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements as well as many other types of agreements used in business transactions and relationships.

“Sandberg Phoenix has incredible depth of talent in its practice areas, and I’m excited to work with such a diverse group of attorneys on interesting new clients,” said David.

Looking not only at the legal problems facing his clients, but also at their business goals and context, David works with individuals and businesses to craft long-term strategies that solve problems for the long term. “I really enjoy meeting new people,” David says, “and being able to help them address challenges and solve problems is incredibly rewarding.”

Outside the office, David frequently travels with his wife, particularly to the coasts. He also enjoys trying new restaurants around St. Louis.

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