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Lawrence C. Eppley

Lawrence C. Eppley

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

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 particularly in the hospitality sector. He was general counsel to Potbelly Sandwich Works, 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 Hospitality MVPs in both 2013 and 2016 for his extensive work in major transactions geared towards hotel development.


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Real Estate and Construction, Legal 500, 2014-2016
  • Hospitality MVP, Law360, 2013, 2016
  • Designated a "Distinguished Graduate of the College of Law" by the
  • University of Illinois School of Law, 2002
Lawrence C. Eppley is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Purchases, Sales and Closing (PowerPoint slides) - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Chicago, IL

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