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Illinois’s First Commercial PACE Financing

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August 2019

Chapman served as special counsel to an Illinois county in the state’s first transaction under a commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing program, which allows property owners to obtain upfront financing from private capital providers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in new and existing buildings. Funding is secured by a special assessment lien on the property and is repaid as a line item on the owners’ property tax bill.