Lori DaCosse is an accomplished attorney with over 22 years of experience in real estate, finance, and corporate law. Her practice is focused on delivering progressive, solutions-driven legal services to meet the unique needs of each client. Lori is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, Florida and California, and she is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors.
Lori’s real estate practice is broad in scope and covers all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including sales, acquisitions, leasing, financing, and development. She has a keen understanding of the real estate market and advises clients on a variety of issues, including corporate structuring, financial strategies, and daily operations. She has worked with a diverse array of clients, ranging from trade organizations and brokers to investors and developers. Lori brings a pragmatic and innovative approach to problem-solving and is well-known for her ability to develop creative solutions to complex issues.
In addition to her real estate practice, Lori is a corporate law expert with extensive experience in corporate structuring, financing, and strategic planning. She is particularly adept at working with start-up investors and small business owners to develop effective corporate structures and financial strategies that facilitate growth and long-term success. Her core competency in this area is widely recognized, and she is frequently called upon to advise clients on corporate issues that are critical to their success.
Prior to joining AEGIS Law, Lori worked as Counsel for a regional firm where she represented the local board of REALTORS® and small business owners in a variety of legal matters. She also advised real estate developers and investors on all aspects of real estate development, including acquisition negotiation, due diligence, and municipal negotiation. Her experience extends to syndication representation, giving her a unique understanding of the complexities involved in large-scale real estate projects.
Lori is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the prestigious Bronze Tablet award. She also holds a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and was a Note and Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. Lori’s thesis work in the Department of English at the University of Illinois was recognized with the High Distinction, further underscoring her exceptional intellectual abilities.
Outside of her legal practice, Lori is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that includes yoga and running. She is a dedicated mother and enjoys spending time with her family. Lori’s love of learning is reflected in her commitment to reading and staying informed about the world around her. She believes that business success arises where passion intersects purpose, and she applies this philosophy to both her personal and professional life. Overall, Lori is a highly skilled attorney who brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to her practice, and she is a valuable member of the AEGIS Law team.