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Katie N. DiPiero

Associate, Chicago Office

ph: 312-332-7760

Katie N. DiPiero

Katie N. DiPiero is a versatile attorney who brings her expertise to Robbins Schwartz in the areas of public finance and taxation, commercial law, construction law, and real estate development. Her legal practice primarily centers around assisting and representing school districts, community colleges, and municipalities in public finance and commercial matters. She is also well-versed in tax rate objections, real property taxation, valuation, and assessment appeals before the circuit court, Property Tax Appeal Board, and boards of review. Furthermore, Katie’s proficiency extends to drafting and negotiating contracts in commercial transactions, assisting with nonprofits and foundations, as well as handling litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

In her role as an attorney, Katie finds immense satisfaction in writing and negotiating contracts, as well as tackling finance-related issues. Her strengths as a legal professional are exemplified through her exceptional writing and research skills, which have proven invaluable in her career.

Before her role at Robbins Schwartz, Katie assisted clients in tax planning and corporate reorganizations. She also gained valuable experience working for government entities and non-profit organizations.

Katie’s impressive educational background led her to realize her calling – to assist others in navigating the legal system, particularly those with limited exposure to complex legal processes. Her desire to help people and her love for writing were the driving forces behind her decision to become a lawyer.

Katie’s background, characterized by a journey from Kansas to Seattle, followed by work in Washington, D.C., has molded her into a well-rounded and empathetic attorney. Her ability to understand different perspectives, influenced by the myriad of experiences from her travels, significantly contributes to her capacity for finding creative solutions in her legal practice.

Outside her professional life, Katie is dedicated to staying active with her family and is working on refining her golf skills through lessons. An interesting facet of her life that many may not know is her background as a competitive pianist during her childhood.


  •  J.D., cum laude, Seattle University
  • M.B.A., Seattle University
  • B.A., University of Kansas

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Environmental Issues” Construction Law: Transactional Considerations, IICLE (2021)