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Ice Miller Welcomes Project Finance Senior Counsel to Business Group Ice Miller Welcomes Project Finance Senior Counsel to Business Group

Ice Miller Welcomes Project Finance Senior Counsel to Business Group

Ice Miller is pleased to welcome Shawn E. Peterson as senior counsel to the Firm’s Business group. Shawn represents business and nonprofit clients, specifically in managing complex incentive and project finance transactions. He concentrates his practice in federal, state and local economic development incentives and project and working capital financings for high growth businesses and impactful nonprofit organizations.
“Shawn’s strength is collaboration with clients to develop focused strategies to achieve their project finance goals,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “His work can be seen throughout the state of Indiana, including through New Markets Tax Credit projects, community revitalization projects, and capital formation initiatives.”
Shawn has more than 13 years of economic development, tax and public and private finance law experience with a focus on real estate development and business relocations and expansions resulting in new capital investment, job creation and workforce training initiatives. In doing so, he has served as counsel for local, regional and state economic development entities, developers, expanding businesses and high growth companies.
Shawn has served as lead financing counsel for the state’s largest private, urban New Markets Tax Credit project and the state’s largest community revitalization and enhancement district project. He has assisted Northern Indiana organizations in securing more than $70 million for regional entrepreneurship, workforce and development initiatives from corporate, philanthropic and governmental sources. He has also worked with state leaders to assist in the enhancement of capital formation initiatives, increasing state program leverage ratios from 1.2 to 1 to nearly 10 to 1.  
Shawn has also served as past vice president and general counsel for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). There, he negotiated agreements that led to more than 7,500 jobs and $1.3 billion in capital investments. He also secured more than $100 million in federal funding for entrepreneurship and green energy programs.  
Prior to serving at the IEDC, Shawn served as counsel for the South Bend Redevelopment Commission and the City of South Bend Board of Public Works on various real estate, municipal finance and economic development matters, and as an attorney at a large law firm counseling corporate and municipal clients on various development, financing and planning matters.
About Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex business issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. Learn more about Ice Miller and our client commitments.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
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