David S. Lang

Shareholder, Management Committee

Phone: 314.854.0416

Fax: 314.726.6786



Cindy Cope


David practices primarily in the areas of commercial transactions and real estate. His broad approach to analyzing transactions involves assisting clients with tax planning, deal structuring, entity formation, acquisition, development, operation, and eventually sale of businesses and real property.

David represents both developers and lenders on a wide range of projects involving HUD/FHA financing. His extensive experience involves closing multifamily, health care, and mixed use development transactions in HUD field offices throughout the country. He assists clients with filing and maintaining 2530/APPS submissions and processing Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA) applications for the sale of FHA insured projects.

David represents for-profit, non-profit, and governmental agencies on real estate projects throughout the country utilizing federal and state low-income housing tax credits, federal and state historic tax credits, brownfield tax credits, and affordable housing assistance program credits. His projects also include government subsidies and financing, including tax-exempt bonds, Fannie Mae Financing, HUD/FHA financing, CDBG funds, HOME loans, HOPE VI, USDA Rural Development, and Section 8. Development of these transactions will require David to advise on issues related to land use, zoning, easements, construction, leasing, and management.

David also assists clients with corporate matters including formation, corporate governance, stock sales, asset purchase agreements, and daily operating issues. He assists with the purchase and sale of companies, and their successful growth.

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  • Court Memberships

    • United States Tax Court
  • Corporate/Charitable Organizations

    • The Gladys & Henry Crown Center for Senior Living, Director, 2010-Present
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • ABA Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
    • Active Real Estate Broker Licenses in the states of Missouri, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Illinois
  • Publications, Presentations & Teaching

    • David Lang, Note, Get Clean or Get Out: Landlords Drug-Testing Tenants, 2 WASH. U. J.L. & POL’Y 459 (2000)
    • Presentation, Internal Revenue Code §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges, Sponsored by LandAmerica Commercial Services, Inc. (June, 2003)
    • Presentation, Agency Relationships, Sponsored by LandAmerica Commercial Services, Inc. (July, 2003)
    • Presentation, Surveys, Sponsored by LandAmerica Commercial Services, Inc. (March, 2004)
    • Presentation, Tax Credit Financing, Sponsored by Midwest Lender’s Association 4th Annual Conference (June, 2007)
    • Presentation, Financing Real Estate Transactions – HUD-Insured Financing, Sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (August 9, 2011)
  • Community Involvement

    • City of Olivette, Missouri, Long Range Facilities Task Force, 2009-2010
  • Honors, Distinctions & Ratings

    • Best Lawyers of America (2018-present)