Laurette Petersen is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Laurette focuses her practice on leasing and commercial lending transactions. She represents varied developers and debt and equity investors in the negotiation and due diligence of key project documents, the structuring and documentation of project debt and equity financing and the closing of tax advantaged investments, most recently in renewable energy that includes wind, solar and biofuels.

Prior to entering the legal sector, Laurette spent 10 years as a banker specializing in the electric and gas industry.



Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2024

Leading Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers Global, 2023

Leading Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers USA, 2021-2024

Recommended Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Legal 500 USA, 2018-2021

  • Laurette Petersen - Chambers 2024
  • Laurette Petersen - Chambers USA 2023


Media Mentions

  • Energy Team Joins Sheppard Mullin From Winston & Strawn
    Law360, 03.08.2017


J.D., University of Chicago, 1996

B.A., Michigan State University, 1984, highest honors


  • Illinois
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