Mr. Wigner has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development. In recent years he has had primary responsibility for obtaining zoning and other permits and for negotiating financing, construction, leasing and sale agreements and deed restrictions, for many prominent projects in Kansas and elsewhere. Among those developments were: a 100+ acre high-end multi-building office park; a medical center campus; a 100+ acre “mega” church campus financed with bonds; a multi-building warehouse complex; a factory financed with industrial revenue bonds; high end residential developments in Kansas and the mountains of Colorado; and a 600+ acre mixed use development consisting of commercial, industrial and office components. He has successfully negotiated state and local government incentive packages. His four years on the Kansas Development Finance Authority and 12 years on a suburban planning commission have enhanced his skills in securing bond financing and zoning for his clients. He has represented landlords (including several Kansas City area landlords with local multi building office and warehouse developments) and tenants in numerous real estate lease negotiations for office, retail and warehouse spaces in excess of 2,500,000 square feet total.
Mr. Wigner maintains an active corporate practice. Besides negotiating particular contracts for his clients (e.g., the purchase or sale of businesses or assets), he brings his years of experience to bear in advising them on day-to-day matters and in coordinating the use of other Lathrop & Gage attorneys’ input when appropriate. His clients are engaged in diverse activities including international software installations, newspaper publishing, retailing, resort operations and manufacturing.