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Wesley Fields concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance, corporate transactions and general business matters.  He has nearly twenty years of experience in negotiating and preparing all documentation necessary for business joint ventures, mergers, consolidations, acquisitions and stock/asset sales.  In addition, Mr. Fields has experience in general business representation and counseling, including negotiating and documenting various types of agreements (e.g., shareholder, employment and consulting, noncompetition and non-solicitation, stock option plans, and distribution, supply and licensing).

Mr. Fields has served as lead counsel to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri for over 15 years and has participated in structuring and documenting over 100 development and  public infrastructure projects in Kansas City, Missouri valued at more than $5 billion.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Greater Kansas City Chapter – Chair of the Board
    • Research Medical Hospital – Chair of the Board of Trustees; member of the Board of Trustees
    • Harvesters, Community Food Network – Board and Executive Committee Member and the Succession Task Force; past Chairman
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter – Past Board Member
    • Ingram’s Magazine’s "40 under Forty" – Honoree, 2000
    • Young Lawyer of the Year – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006
    • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Black Achiever Award – 2002
    • Friends of the Zoo – Board Member and Executive Committee Member
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter – Past Board Member
    • Ingram’s Magazine’s "40 under Forty" – Honoree, 2000
    • Young Lawyer of the Year – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2006
    • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Black Achiever Award – 2002
    • Friends of the Zoo – Board Member and Executive Committee Member
    • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Black Achiever Award – 2002
    • Friends of the Zoo – Board Member and Executive Committee Member
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Representative Experience

Corporate transactions include the following:

  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in an Oregon manufacturing company of detachable scope mounting systems
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in a Florida manufacturing company of wood pellet grills
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in a Colorado based company providing educational software provider
  • Representation of Fortune 100 Company in several equipment financing and supply agreements
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in a Texas based company providing toll collection solutions and services provider
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in an Ohio based agricultural and landscaping company
  • Representation of an Equity Sponsor in its acquisition of a manufacturing company of auto parts
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in a Florida based home remodeling company
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in a Texas based technology, automation and information company
  • Representation of an Equity Fund in its investment in an Illinois based apparel company

TIF projects include the following:

  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the construction of the 475 stall parking garage, along with retail and residential space wrapped around and connected to the parking garage, which shall consist of approximately 52 residential units and 6,700 square feet of commercial retail space, at an estimated cost of approximately $24 million, of which approximately $10.7 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the financing for the renovation of the Aladdin Hotel at an estimated cost approximately $34 million, of which approximately $11.9  million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the construction of a 16,500 square foot Aldi grocery store, at an estimated cost of approximately $4.8 million, of which $3.7 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the development and construction of a 460 square of new retail and entertainment space, which shall consist of two (2) big box retailers, eight (8) medium sized retail spaces and four (4) pad sites, at an estimated cost of approximately $82.7 million, of which $24.2 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for construction of an approximately 4,470,000 square foot mixed-use office campus, which shall consist of approximately 3,785,000 square feet of office space, an approximately 75,000 square foot of daycare facility, approximately 249,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 121,000 square feet of space for a 170-room hotel, approximately 240,000 square feet of data center space, approximately 13,662 spaces of surface parking, at an estimated cost of approximately $4.3 billion, of which $740 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for construction of approximately 471,467 square feet of office space, along with approximately 340 surface parking spaces, an approximately 1,583 space parking garage, at an estimated cost of approximately $231 million, of which $41.9 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for construction of approximately 570,00 square foot retail center (anchored by Walmart and Lowes) 40,000 square feet of office space, at an estimated cost of approximately $90 million, of which $26.8 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for construction of approximately 200,000 square feet of office space along with 1,800 parking spaces, at an estimated cost of approximately $69 million, of which $12 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the renovation of a 31 story Commerce Tower, which includes renovating 90,000 square feet of commercial/retails space, and developing 342 market rate apartments, at an estimated cost of approximately $138 million, of which $18.4 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the approximately 301,533 square foot, 21- story former Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City building located at 925 Grand Boulevard into an all-suite approximately 301 room hotel that will include restaurants, meeting and event facilities, at an estimated cost of approximately $148.5 million, of which $17.3 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Currently preparing all necessary documentation for the construction of a convention center hotel, which shall contain 800 guest rooms, 7500 square feet of meeting space, approximately 15,450 square feet of retail, restaurant, bar and lounge areas, and 450 stall parking garage, at an estimated cost of approximately $310 million, of which approximately $47 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the construction of 826,175 square of feet of retail space, approximately 60,000 square feet of office space, 150 units of multi-family residential housing, a 100-room limited services hotel and approximately 4,750 parking spaces, at an estimated cost of approximately $258.3 million, of which approximately $143 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of 34- story building located at 909 Walnut and a 9 story building at 927 Walnut, two parking garages with approximately 975 parking stalls, at an estimated cost of approximately $91 million, of which $37.4 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the renovation of approximately 115,000 square feet of retail space, and construction of approximately 41,500 square feet of retail space, at an estimated cost of approximately $45.4 million, of which $19.5 million will be paid with tax increment financing
  • Prepared all necessary documentation for the renovation of a two story office building and construction of an adjoining parking structure, at an estimated cost of approximately $18 million, of which $6 million will be paid with tax increment financing