Rich Klawiter

Partner, DLA Piper

Rich Klawiter is a real estate development and finance lawyer with particular experience in the areas of land use and zoning, municipal finance (including tax increment and other public sector financing), landmarks and historic preservation matters and other public-private financing transactions.

Rich also has extensive experience in domestic and international infrastructure financings and alternative energy development and finance.

Rich’s practice focuses on representing developers and municipalities in annexation, zoning and public sector related matters for complex commercial, retail, residential, hotel and office developments. He also concentrates on public-private development transactions, including the establishment of industrial, commercial, retail and residential tax increment financing projects; the creation of special assessment and service areas; and the structuring of sales tax sharing agreements, property tax abatements and government grants. Rich has secured more than US$2.5 billion in economic incentives for his clients.

Rich is a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee.