Peter Palivos Attorney is a dedicated and thriving lawyer, philanthropist and business owner located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Peter Palivos began his career at Trinity College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in history. Once Peter completed school, he set out to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law in order to get a law degree. Upon receiving his degree in 1983, Peter began working for Rittenberg, Krichiver and Buffen Ltd, as an associate. After 3 years in the position, Peter established his own firm known as Peter A. Palivos & Associates. Peter managed his firm for over 20 years before deciding to transition into real estate.
Fast forward to today, and Peter Palivos Attorney is fully immersed in the world of real estate. Peter works as a real estate developer on both a national and international level, focusing his development endeavors on the selection of different sectors, such as offices, retail, and multi-family. Peter has used his abilities to develop and restore multiple projects in the United States as well as Europe, and two of his projects have received awards – both for the renovation and restoration of two American landmark buildings located in Chicago known as the Oliver and Delaware buildings.
In addition to Peter’s careers in both real estate and law, he’s also an upstanding philanthropist. Throughout his life, Peter Palivos Attorney has been involved in many philanthropic and professional groups such as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Chicago Council, the United Hellenic American Congress, the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois and the Pan-Arcadian Federation of America, which he received the National Award of Merit from in 1989.
Peter Palivos Attorney was raised in Uptown Chicago by his Greek immigrant parents. Due to his upbringing, Peter became a national and international leader who helps to improve Greek-American relationships. Peter has been instrumental in getting the United States Congress to approve greater military assistance for Greece. Peter also worked to block the recognition of Macedonia in the United States Congress in the early 1990s and received an award from the former Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsiotakis and former Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos. When Germany was pressuring Greece to exit the European Union in 2015, Peter Palivos Attorney worked alongside former US Secretary Hillary Clinton to avert the crisis between the two countries, ultimately ending with Greece remaining in the European Union to this day.
What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Peter Palivos Attorney: I am a person who genuinely cares about making our nation and world a better place to live in for everyone.
Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Peter Palivos Attorney: Adversity creates character. Every person has some failure in life. But, those who succeed learn to overcome those failures.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Peter Palivos Attorney: My family. I have a wonderful wife, kids, and a grandchild. Family is at the center of my universe.
What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Peter Palivos Attorney: Trying to help people who ultimately did not want to be helped. As the old saying states” you can take the horse to the water, but you cannot make it drink.”
Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Peter Palivos Attorney: A pen. Truly a pen is mightier than the sword.
What is your favorite hobby and why?
Peter Palivos Attorney: I love sports. I love all sports. As a former two time All-American athlete in college, sports are in my DNA. So, I will watch any sport, any time, and really get excited!
What excites you the most about your industry right now?
Peter Palivos Attorney: The exponential technology excitement. But, at the same time, basic 101 principles apply to business success.
What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Peter Palivos Attorney: The fact that too many people have lost common sense. We are spending too much time talking past each other, and not talking to each other. We need to work together and talk to each other. We need to set aside our differences and focus on what unites us.
What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Peter Palivos Attorney: Being an honorable man despite terrible threats that were made against me, my family and my livelihood. Honor has a price. I have knowingly paid a price many times in the name of being an honorable man.
Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Peter Palivos Attorney: Using common-sense every day, on every project, and for every mission.
What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Peter Palivos Attorney: The table is large enough for everyone. Bring good ideas. Be willing to work hard. Set reasonable goals. Effectuate and bring your ideas to a closure. Be patient because success just doesn’t happen overnight. Success happens over time, provided you are consistent over time.
What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Peter Palivos Attorney: The Bible. Truly it is the word of God.
Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Peter Palivos Attorney: Common sense. You can be the most intelligent person in the world, but if you have no common sense, you will fail. I once knew a brilliant lawyer who went to Harvard Law school. He had incredible intelligence but no common sense. As a result, he never succeeded as an attorney.
What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Peter Palivos Attorney: Sunshine, some good music, and family around me telling stories that make everyone laugh.