Bridget Williams has extensive commercial real estate experience representing developers through every step of the development process. This includes acquisition, zoning and platting, variances, applications for tax incentives and credits, applications for tax increment financing and other joint public and private financing opportunities. She’s handled all aspects of leasing for retail, office buildings, warehouses and historical properties, including renewal amendments, kick-outs, subordination agreements, option notices and estoppels.
Prior to joining Hartman Simons, Williams served as attorney and real estate leasing manager for Hallmark Incorporated. She was responsible for drafting and negotiating retail leases for Hallmark’s real estate portfolio, which included approximately 2,000 corporate and licensee retail stores.
During the course of her career, Williams also has represented various municipalities and special commissions regarding land use and development issues, including joint public and private development partnerships and eminent domain issues.
Additionally, Williams has handled employment and labor issues, including worker compensation, unemployment claims and compliance with OSHA, HIPAA and state wage and hour laws.
In law school, she competed twice in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria. Williams was also the recipient of the Women’s Council Eleanor Hardy Award, for international law erudition, and the Robert Downs Scholarship, awarded for dedication to the community and her law school.
- Provided legal counsel to the City of Independence, Missouri’s community and economic development department regarding zoning and development applications and economic incentive programs.
- University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1999
- University of Missouri at Kansas City, Bloch School of Business, M.B.A., 2002
- Northwestern University, B.A., 1995