With a practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, Peter Martelli regularly represents private equity firms and public companies in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and investments. His transactional experience spans the range of M&A activity including many significant leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers and cross-border transactions. He also counsels public company clients on governance, securities and other corporate matters.

Law360 named Peter an “MVP in Private Equity” in 2017. Peter was recently recognized for his work in private equity buyouts by The Legal 500 U.S and by Chambers USA and Chambers Global in the field of private equity. He was also named by the M&A Advisor as a winner of its annual “40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards” in 2012. Peter is the co-author of the often cited article, “The Four Ring Circus – A Further Updated View of the Mating Dance among Announced Merger Partners and an Unsolicited Second or Third Bidder.”



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2000
  • Cornell UniversityB.S.1997