Peter Palivos is a dedicated business owner and attorney with a passion for philanthropic endeavors.
Born on February 23, 1958, Peter Palivos was raised in Uptown Chicago, by his greek immigrant parents, Angelo and Bessie Palivos. Peter Palivos began working in his father’s shoe repair store at the early age 7. Growing up, watching his father’s ambition, Peter quickly understood the value in American work ethic.
Upon graduating high school, Palivos attended The University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied Political Science and History. In 1980, Peter received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Trinity College in Deerfield. It was at Trinity College that he was recognized for both his academic and athletic excellence in soccer, first being selected for the All-Illinois team by the National Soccer Coaches Association, and the All-Midwest teams of both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes and the National Christian College Athletic Association. He was also selected for the All-American team of the NCCAA.
While a sports career was within reach, Palivos opted instead to attend law school, graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1983. While in law school, he was awarded with the school’s Bar & Gavel Award for his school spirit and assistance to his fellow students.
Peter Palivos began his legal career as an associate at the firm of Rittenberg, Krichiver, and Buffen, Ltd. in Chicago. In 1985, he became the youngest associate in the law firm’s history to be offered full partnership. That same year, he formed the law firm of Peter A. Palivos & Associates, later known as the Northwest Suburban Law Offices. He has served on several business boards, including the board of directors of the Broadway Bank of Chicago and the Peoples’ Bank of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Serving our country is no easy feat, which is why veterans deserve every opportunity to better their future and build a prosperous life for themselves. Oftentimes, higher education is put on a pause in order to serve the country. While this is very admirable, many of...
Veterans spend years of their lives devoted to keeping us free and protecting the American way of life. During their service, they often miss important events in their own families, including the birth of children, the loss of relatives, and celebrations of their own wedding anniversaries. They willingly sacrifice time with their loved ones so that each one of us living in the United States can safely and freely live our lives as we see fit. Even after their service commitment is complete, we owe veterans our sincere appreciation and they should remain important to America.
Over 45,000 nonprofit organizations that are registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are exclusively devoted to helping military veterans and their families. On the surface, that is a great statistic. The trouble is that not everything is always as it seems. By nature, some charities are going to do a better job of handling transparency and accountability. Not every business is in the same state of financial health.