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Nicholas Helmer

Senior Attorney

Nick Helmer has a broad-ranging practice that encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate and has established himself as a trusted advisor to his clients.

Nick started his career as an associate at DLA’s predecessor firm working primarily on residential acquisitions, construction and development for both developer/borrowers and on behalf of numerous financial institutions. During the past 20 years, Nick served in-house as general counsel for a private real estate development and property management company overseeing numerous hotel developments, new construction projects and landlord representation for a 300 + commercial retail/office/restaurant portfolio. Most recently, Nick led a FinTech investment fund’s organization of a new PropTech company to acquire one billion dollars of single-family homes (SFR). Nick thrives on creating value opportunities by evaluating and implementing technology solutions to every aspect of real estate investment. 

Areas of FocusReal Estate
Bar admissionsIllinois
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School
  • B.A., Indiana University