Erik Peck Tressler LLP

Peck, Erik R. Partner

Peck, Erik R. Partner

Practice Focus

Erik R. Peck concentrates his practice primarily on the representation of municipalities, municipal boards and committees, townships and other special districts serving as general counsel. In representing various municipal bodies, he has had extensive experience in planning and zoning matters as well as fire and police commission matters, hiring, discipline, PSEBA, PEDA, FLSA and other public safety matters. With a local government law practice that extends over 25 years, Erik has a considerable depth of knowledge in a broad array of matters such as intergovernmental agreements, real estate, land use and zoning, economic development, capital development and construction, annexation, boundary disputes and board governance, as well as drafting and negotiating leases, licenses, easements and intergovernmental agreements.  He regularly furnishes advice to his clients on drafting and negotiating procurement contracts, Open Meetings Act (OMA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), records retention, finance, appropriations, tax levies, election issues, tax obligations, ethics, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other employment issues.

Erik also has significant experience as counsel for private corporations in general corporate matters. He has represented may corporations, including money service businesses, as their general counsel in addition to representing them in regulatory and compliance matters.

Professional Background

Erik joined Tressler LLP in March 2012 when his then-current law firm, Raysa & Zimmermann LLC, merged with Tressler. Erik became a partner with Raysa and Zimmermann LLC in 2007 after practicing in LaGrange for 10 years with Peck Law Offices.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member; past Chairman - Election Law Committee
  • Countryside Rotary Club, Member; past President
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Member

Recent Articles and Blogs

“Land Use Agreements,” Land Use Law: Practice and Procedure, IICLE, 2021

Chapter 3, Residency, “Election Law 2007 Edition, Updated 2009,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Chapter author, Ordinances and Resolutions, “2011 Laws & Duties Handbook,” published by Township Offices of Illinois, 2011

Blog Posts:

"Municipal Towing and Administrative Fees Found to be Constitutional," Local Government Lowdown, October 11, 2023

"Update on Proposed TIF and Economic Development Legislation" Local Government Lowdown, April 11, 2023

"Attorney-Client Privilege As FOIA Exemption," Local Government Lowdown, February 10, 2022

"Can A Candidate Rely On Signature Requirement Information Supplied By A Municipal Clerk?" Local Government Lowdown, May 6, 2021

"What Qualifies as 'Probable or Imminent' Litigation to Move into Closed Session?Local Government Lowdown, March 11, 2021

"Local Board Of Fire And Police Commissioners Restrictions On Party Affiliations," Local Government Lowdown, February 22, 2021

"Does Your Clerk Accept Nomination Petitions?Local Government Lowdown, August 28, 2020

"Does FOIA Require Providing Documents From A 3rd Party Vendor?" Local Government Lowdown, August 17, 2020

"Does FOIA Require Maintaining Records As Well As Providing Them?," Local Government Lowdown, February 20, 2020

"Hiring Out of State Trained Police Officers," Local Government Lowdown, April 4, 2019

"Annual Requirement to Publish a Current Zoning Map," Local Government Lowdown, March 20, 2019


Community Involvement

Erik donates time to the Aging Care Connection in LaGrange where he meets with senior citizens and assists them with general legal matters.