Peters, Michael J. Associate

Peters, Michael J. Associate

Practice Focus

Michael Peters is an associate at Tressler LLP with a wide range of real estate experience.  His practice includes representing banks, financial institutions and borrowers in a broad scope of real estate loans including construction loans, subordinated debt, and mezzanine financing. Further, Michael has financed real estate transactions by representing local governments in issuing grants, economic incentive agreements and tax increment financing for developments. Finally, he is heavily experienced in drafting and negotiating purchase contracts and leases for industrial, office and retail projects.

In addition to real estate work, Michael has extensive experience in corporate work including the buying and selling of businesses, negotiating and drafting leases and non-compete agreements and establishing limited liability companies.    

Michael is amply experienced in handling real estate and finance matters on behalf of municipalities and school districts including zoning issues, real estate tax-exemptions and preparing construction documents.  Moreover, Michael is also highly experienced in establishing TIF district, economic incentive agreements and various other municipal financing vehicles.     

Professional Background

Prior to Tressler, Michael was an associate for Field and Goldberg. Prior to joining private practice, he served as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago, working on land use agreements and low-income housing financing. While attending law school at Washington University in St. Louis, he served as a Staff Editor for the Washington University Jurisprudence Review.

Recent Publications

Illinois Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating Drones. Local Government Lowdown. September 12, 2018.

"Public Access Counselor Addresses How Local Governments Must Deal with Repeat Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act." Local Government Lowdown. July 19, 2018. 

Seventh Circuit Holds That When Multiple Issues are Heard in a Condemnation Case, That Issue Preclusion Prevents Rehearing the Individual Issues. Local Government Lowdown. June 6, 2018.

Supreme Court to Rule on the Constitutionality of Tax-Exemption for Not-For-Profit Hospitals in Carle Foundation Case. Local Government Lowdown. May 31, 2018.

Supreme Court Upholds Banning Certain Offenders from Public Parks. Local Government Lowdown. April 10, 2018.

Supreme Court Holds Unconstitutional A Ban On Guns Within 1000 Feet Of A Public Park. Local Government Lowdown. February 8, 2018. 

Supreme Court Clarifies Maintenance Obligations For Local Governments For Jogging And Biking Paths. Local Government Lowdown. January 8, 2018.

How Public-Private Partnerships for Low-Income Housing Impact Zoning. Local Government Lowdown. November 3, 2017.

How A Customized Software Database Creates Problems Under FOIA. Local Government Lowdown. October 4, 2017.

New Law Amends Publication Requirements for Prevailing Wage Determinations. Local Government Lowdown. August 22, 2017.

Court Rules on Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause Regarding Transgender Students’ Right to Choose Their Bathroom. Local Government Lowdown. June 8, 2017.

Why Lenders are Immune from Claims of Devaluing Property Tax Bases under the Fair Housing Act. Local Government Lowdown. May 11, 2017. 

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in “Carle Foundation” Affects Local Tax Bases. Local Government Lowdown. April 17, 2017.

How Governments Can Face Unexpected Bills From The TIF Act. Local Government Lowdown. March 31, 2017.