Lawrence C. Eppley: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Lawrence C. Eppley


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Finance
  • Equity Sponsor Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
University University of Illinois, B.S., with high honors, 1982; University of Illinois, Master of Accounting Science, 1982; Passed Certified Public Accountant Exam, 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985 Order of the Coif
Admitted1985, Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


•Board of Directors, Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust, a Chicago-based private bank

•Board of Directors, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871, a not-for-profit that provides programming and services for entrepreneurs and start-ups

•Member, Governing Board of Trustees, University of Illinois, 2001-2009

•Chairman, University of Illinois, 2003-2008

•Founding Board Member, IllinoisVENTURES LLC, 2003-2009, a University/owner venture capital company


Lawrence Eppley is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office, where he is also the Office Managing Partner.

Areas of Practice

He concentrates his practice in acquisition, real estate finance, development, public and private finance, joint ventures and raising equity. He was general counsel to one of Chicago's fastest growing companies, and his clients rely on him as their principal outside legal counsel. He has considerable experience with middle market and emerging growth companies, including those in the hospitality and restaurant sectors, and with structured and institutional finance.

Mr. Eppley was named as one of Law360's 2013 Hospitality MVPs for his extensive work in major transactions geared towards hotel development.


•Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2014

•Illinois Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013, 2014

•Hospitality MVP, Law360, 2013

•Designated a Distinguished Graduate of the College of Law by the University of Illinois School of Law, 2002


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Lawrence C. Eppley

70 West Madison Street, 48th Floor
ChicagoIL 60602


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