Real Estate Law

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips attorneys have a wealth of experience in facilitating large development projects from negotiation to completion, with expertise in land use issues, economic development incentives, site selection procedures, and financing and development agreements.

Utilizing the group’s experiences, we assist clients in navigating the complex laws, regulations, and ordinances related to economic development. The group maintains long standing relationships with key governmental, economic development and civic leaders across both Missouri and Kansas.

Our group provides clients with the experience of negotiating complex public-private partnerships at both the state and local levels.  We bring the unique experience of understanding how to develop public-private partnerships that supports business creation and growth while satisfying the state and local government’s public policy objectives.  This experience can help clients move from negotiation to completion of the transaction in a more expedient and efficient manner.

We advise clients in all aspects regarding acquisition and sale of real estate, including contract negotiations, contract preparation, due diligence, financing from both private and public tax supported sources, like-kind exchanges and closing.  We also advise clients on the development and ongoing use of land they acquire.

MVP has a strong tradition of assisting clients in real estate development through drafting declarations and restrictions, controlling and fostering future uses of developing property, and dealing with those who will ultimately occupy the developed property.  Our experience includes advising and assisting clients in obtaining development through tax increment financing, industrial revenue bonds, sales tax revenue bonds, and other publicly supported development.  In addition, MVP attorneys regularly appear before local and state government entities on zoning, land use, property taxation and governance issues for the benefit of our clients. 

MVP represents clients in all types of real estate related litigation, including contract disputes, quiet title actions, foreclosures and other cases.  MVP attorneys also represent landlords and tenants in the ongoing leasing of real property from lease negotiations, lease contracts, leasehold improvements, and lease enforcement.  Our significant experience extends to all property uses, including commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential.

MVP’s experience in real estate law ranges from advising individuals and small businesses to multimillion dollar commercial ventures in both the private and public sector.  MVP attorneys draw on their extensive experience to provide timely and professional representation to its clients in all aspects of the real estate matters.



Ryan B. Denk
Gregory P. Goheen