Brian J. Beck


Phone: 314.854.0424

Fax: 314.726.6786



Kathy McKee


Brian spends the majority of his practice representing for-profit and non-profit owners, developers, investors, lenders and community development entities in a wide range of development transactions utilizing low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, tax exempt bond financing and many other forms of development finance incentives.

In addition to development finance, Brian’s practice involves assisting clients in all forms of commercial real estate transactions, including sale and purchase, leasing, section 1031 tax free exchanges and real estate work-outs.

Brian’s tax expertise involves a wide range of federal and state income tax planning and transaction structuring, with a specialization in partnership taxation. Brian’s tax planning focuses on understanding his clients’ business goals and providing creative solutions to achieve the most advantageous tax treatment for his clients.

Brian also has significant experience in representing all types of charitable organizations in corporate and tax planning at various stages of their life cycle.

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  • Representative Experience

    Brian has represented clients in the following types of transactions:

    • $100 million HUD financed, NMTC and HTC mixed use development
    • $160 million NMTC, HTC and TIF financed mixed use development
    • $30 million mixed income housing development utilizing LIHTC, HUD and public housing authority financing
    • $45 million HTC hotel rehabilitation
    • $5 million LIHTC and RD Section 515 Loan Program affordable housing development
    • $15 million first mortgage loan refinancing for hotel
    • $3 million Fannie Mae Small Loan Program closing
    • State HTC transactions in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and other States for multiple investors
    • Formation and obtaining tax exempt status recognition from the IRS for multiple charitable organizations
    • Corporate reorganization for charitable organization with over $4 million in annual gross receipts and over $1 million in assets
  • Community Involvement

    • KHVT, pro-bono general counsel, 2009 – Present
    • Skateistan, pro-bono general counsel, 2009 – Present
    • Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance – 2007
  • Honors, Distinctions & Ratings

    • Best Lawyers in America (2019)
    • 2013 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Award Honoree
    • 2009 Order of the Coif
    • 2009 Breckinridge Award for second highest annual GPA in law school class
    • 2008 Breckinridge Award for second highest annual GPA in law school class
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law