Peter is one of the leading members of Kirkland's corporate practice and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Focusing on mergers and acquisitions, Peter regularly represents private equity firms and public companies in their most complex transactions. Peter’s experience spans the entire range of M&A activity, including many significant leveraged buyouts, minority investments, strategic mergers, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. He also counsels public company clients on governance, securities and other corporate matters.

Peter has been recognized as a leading transactional attorney by major legal publications. Peter was recently recognized by The Deal as a “Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year” on its short list for 2019. Law360 named Peter “MVP in Private Equity” in 2017. Peter has also been recognized for his work in the IFLR1000, The Legal 500 U.S., The Deal, Business Insider, Chambers Global and Chambers USA. In Chambers clients reported that “he's a brilliant lawyer” with “knowledge, talent and style” and practitioners noted that he has “a great practice and is a real go-getter.” Business Insider profiled Peter as one of eight private equity lawyers “likely to lead the private equity legal profession in the years to come.”

In 2012, he was named by the M&A Advisor as a winner of its annual “40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards.” 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