David T. Woods

Shareholder, Management Committee

Phone: 314.854.0401

Fax: 314.726.6786



Cindy Decker


David is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Tax Credit Financing Practice Groups, and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.  David focuses his practice on all areas of commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving Federal and State historic, low-income housing, renewable energy and new markets tax credits.  David has represented owners, tax credit investors, lenders and non-for-profit organizations in all forms of commercial real estate developments.  Transactions in which David has been involved have included development incentives such as tax-exempt bonds, tax increment financing, transportation development districts and tax abatement.  He has also represented numerous landlords and tenants in the negotiation of leases for retail, office and industrial properties.

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  • Representative Experience

    • Represented Federal and State tax credit investor in low income housing tax credit projects throughout Missouri
    • Represented developer on acquisition and rehabilitation of $60,000,000 historic hotel in San Antonio, Texas using Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
    • Represented developer in multi-phase $40,000,000 development in St. Louis, Missouri using Federal New Markets and Historic Tax Credits
    • Represented local alternative energy provider in Renewable Energy Tax Credit transaction
    • Represented local retailer in negotiation of retail leases throughout Missouri
    • Represented numerous developers in low income housing tax credit transactions throughout the Midwest
  • Publications, Presentations & Teaching

    • Adjunct Faculty Member, Washington University School of Law (2009-2011)
  • Community Involvement

    • Board of Directors, St. John Vianney High School, 2006-Present; Chairperson, 2016-Present
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, Development Committee Member, 2008-2016
  • Honors, Distinctions & Ratings

    • Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019)
    • St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2008
    • Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2008-2012)