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Nicholas S. Peppers

Nicholas S. Peppers received his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1982. He is a 1985 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law and was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1985.

Mr. Peppers is a partner with the firm of Storino, Ramello & Durkin, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mr. Peppers is primarily engaged in the fields of commercial real estate transactions, financing, land use and development, zoning, leasing and taxation. He is experienced in corporate transactions and financing, as well as general municipal and local government law.

Mr. Peppers is currently handling and has successfully completed a broad variety of complex commercial real estate transactions and financing. He has extensively represented numerous private developers in the acquisition, annexation, zoning and redevelopment of residential single family subdivisions, condominium, office, and industrial properties. He is also experienced in negotiating the related financing of commercial real estate transactions, including conventional and bond financing, and has extensive experience in the negotiation and implementation of redevelopment agreements utilizing tax increment financing.

Mr. Peppers participates either as special or general counsel, in advising and representing the firm’s municipal clients, including the City of Elmhurst and the Villages of Elmwood Park, Glendale Heights, Rosemont, South Barrington and Streamwood, in matters of local government land use and planning, acquisition, annexation, subdivisions, zoning, the establishment of tax increment financing districts, leasing and real property taxation and exemption.

Mr. Peppers serves as outside independent counsel as a member of the Real Estate Review Committee of the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State to review leases for its driver’s and police facilities.