Nicholas N. Palmer

Nicholas N. Palmer

Of Counsel

Nicholas N. Palmer focuses his practice on commercial real estate and hospitality matters. He represents clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of office, retail and mixed use buildings. Nicholas also represents clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition, management, franchising, licensing and branding of hotels and resorts. He regularly prepares and negotiates various real estate agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, leases, hotel management agreements and numerous other documents in connection with the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, management and leasing of real property.  

Nicholas has also served as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children in juvenile dependency cases.


  • Real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing
  • Hospitality and resorts
  • Hotel management and operations
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Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Member, Winning Team, TMA Chicago/Midwest Awards Program, “Small Transaction of the Year” for the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014


  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2004
    • Member, Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • B.A., George Washington University, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida