Shelby Wood

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Spencer Fane attorney Shelby Wood


As a member of both the Environmental and Energy Law and the Real Estate groups at Spencer Fane, Shelby assists clients seeking to buy, sell, manage, finance, and redevelop environmentally impaired properties. Shelby regularly helps clients manage, investigate, and remediate CERCLA (Superfund) sites and contaminated properties in state run voluntary cleanup programs. He has also negotiated environmental use controls, restrictive covenants, and other agreements associated with managing long-term environmental liability at contaminated sites.

In addition, Shelby has experience representing clients with more traditional real estate legal needs, including the acquisition, disposition, due diligence, and leasing of industrial, commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use properties.

Shelby graduated with distinction from the University Of Iowa College Of Law. While in law school, he served as Editor in Chief of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP) and as a Research Assistant to Professor Sheldon Kurtz. He received undergraduate degrees in Oxbridge Institutions and Policy and Economics from William Jewell College and is a Springfield, Missouri native.



  • University of Iowa College of Law, 2016 (J.D.), with distinction
  • William Jewell College, 2012 (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023-2024

  • Urban Land Institute, Kansas City