Peter Martelli, P.C.
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 with experience spanning the entire range of M&A activity, including many significant leveraged buyouts, minority investments, strategic mergers, joint ventures and cross-border transactions.
Business Insider profiled Peter as one of eight lawyers “likely to lead the private equity legal profession in the years to come.” Peter has also been recognized for his work in Bloomberg, the IFLR1000, The Legal 500 U.S., The Deal, Business Insider, Lawdragon 500, Chambers Global and Chambers USA. In Chambers, clients reported that “he's a brilliant lawyer” with “knowledge, talent and style” and noted “he combines a depth of experience with a keen sense of judgement and a high degree of expertise,” always having “the right answer for any given situation” and bringing “the best of his firm to deals.” Peter was 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. 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