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Marla R. Bell

Polsinelli Shughart PC

Kansas City, MO, USA

Marla R. Bell is shareholder and focuses her practice on advising clients with respect to the financing of commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Bell's practice experience includes the representation of mortgage loan originators, banks, and other financial institutions and lenders in connection with permanent and bridge loan origination, mezzanine financing, structured finance, loan servicing, leasing and ground leasing, loan sales, participations, and loan restructuring.

As closing counsel for many national, regional and local lenders, Ms. Bell has negotiated, documented and closed hundreds of loans secured by all types of real property (including hotels, nursing homes, shopping centers, offices, industrial, mixed-use, manufactured homes and condominiums) and other collateral. Ms. Bell has had a focus on documenting loans involving syndicated tenants in common.

Memberships and Affiliations 

  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • CRE Finance Council
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women - Kansas City Chapter
  • Kansas Bankers Association
  • Missouri Bankers Association


  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star

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