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July 11, 2023

Krieg DeVault LLP is pleased to announce that Shawn E. Peterson has joined the Firm’s Public Finance and Municipal Law Practice as an Of Counsel attorney.  Peterson, who was previously with Krieg DeVault and left in 2016, rejoins the Firm’s growing Public Finance and Municipal Law Practice. He brings more than 20 years of economic development, tax, and public and private finance law experience to the Firm. He has a particular focus on real estate development, business relocations and expansions resulting in new capital investment and job creation, and community and workforce initiatives.

Peterson represents business and non-profit clients, specifically in managing complex incentive and project finance transactions, including various new market tax credits and Indiana development tax credits. 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.

Peterson received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. He is a past recipient of the Indiana Lawyer’s Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer Award, and is admitted to practice in Indiana. 

In addition to representing public and private clients over the last 20 years, Shawn 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.  

He has also served as general counsel for a high growth technology company and 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.

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is a diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.  It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana; and Chicago, Illinois. The Firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.