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A Tribute to the Legacy of Peer Pedersen

January 2013


We wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and reflections that have been demonstrated in Peer's memory. Please see the links below for some of the tributes made by those who were affected by Peer's generosity and commitment to the community. This is truly the highest honor that can be made to a man who touched so many lives.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago - Farewell Friend & Mentor (click photograph to view slideshow) and In Loving Memory

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Friends remember Pedersen's giving

Chicago Sun-Times - Peer Pedersen, 87; founder of Pedersen & Houpt was beloved philanthropist

Chicago Tribune - Peer Pedersen, 1925-2013

City Council of Chicago - A resolution presented by Alderman Edward M. Burke

Crain's Chicago Business - Chicago lawyer, philanthropist Peer Pedersen has died

Pedersen & Houpt - In Memory of Our Founder and Chairman, Peer Pedersen

University of Illinois College of Law - College of Law Mourns Passing of Peer Pedersen ('48)

Peer leaves behind more than a memory – he influenced and affected all whom he touched – be it his family, colleagues, or friends who were involved in his many businesses, civic and charitable endeavors. Peer's vision, energy and dedication to the practice of law was unparalleled. He was proud to have mentored and trained generations of lawyers. Indeed, he was in a league of his own. For more than 55 years, Pedersen's focus on client relationships has remained paramount. We continue to reflect his passion, ethics and uncompromised dedication to his clients' successes. All of us at Pedersen have benefited from his presence and we remain committed to serving clients as we have before through exemplary legal counsel.