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Lisa A. Johnson

Associate

Industries

Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1988

McKendree University, B.A., 1985, with honors

Admissions

Missouri

Illinois

Lisa Johnson became a lawyer to use her writing and analytical skills to solve problems. Her practice is primarily focused on the real estate and construction industries. She assists clients in business organization, purchase and sale transactions, real estate title issues, and drafting agreements. She also has experience in the organization, documentation, and management of homeowner and condominium associations, in trademark registration and maintenance, and in loan review, negotiation, and documentation.

Lisa makes it a point to do more than what is required on the job and enjoys helping clients who are enthusiastic about their businesses projects achieve their goals. She provides honest advice to help clients avoid legal problems before they arise.

Away from the office, Lisa spends time with her family, volunteers in her community, and is active in her church.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: American Bar Association; Homebuilders Association St. Louis, Professional Women in Building Council; Community Associations Institute

Experience

  • Preparation and review of condominium documentation for new condominiums developed in several phases, including review of condominium plats, preparation of HUD compliant governing documents including condominium declarations, and preparation of related business organization documents
  • Assisted and participated in the rezoning and application process to allow the development of multi-use new urbanism communities including participation in ongoing legal issues and documentation related to construction, development, intellectual property issues, and community associations related to the community
  • Loan documentation related to the financing of business acquisitions and related real estate issues
  • Participated and assisted in development documentation including financing documentation and lease negotiation related to a large retail shopping development

Publications

Presentations & Events

  • Homeowners Associations
    SmithAmundsen CLE Webinar, Real Estate Practice Group, April 14, 2015
  • Entitlements/Zoning I Presentation
    SmithAmundsen CLE Webinar, Real Estate Practice Group, November 25, 2014
  • Entitlements/Zoning II Presentation
    SmithAmundsen CLE Webinar, Real Estate Practice Group, September 9, 2014
  • Liens Presentation
    SmithAmundsen CLE Webinar, Real Estate Practice Group, June 10, 2014