Recognized as one of the “Top 30 under 40” in private equity by Private Funds Management and a “Rising Star” by Law360 (one of only four in asset management), Peter's practice focuses on the sponsoring and operation of private investment funds, investment management M&A and other aspects of private investing in alternative asset classes. Peter regularly represents the world’s leading private fund sponsors and alternative investment firms, including Blackstone, Silver Lake, BC Partners, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Oaktree, Alinda, Stonepeak and Centerbridge.
Peter's practice involves a wide range of alternative investment matters, including high-profile fund formation projects, “funds-of-one” and separate accounts for large investors, strategic acquisitions and sales of "minority stakes" involving alternative investment firms, joint ventures, internal GP arrangements, founder succession planning, employee investment programs and house/team arrangements, as well as other corporate transactions and strategic initiatives involving financial sponsors.
Peter has significant experience across a wide range of asset classes and fund structures, including real estate opportunity funds, infrastructure funds, debt funds, large-scale buyout funds, “hybrid” funds, hedge funds, technology-focused funds, customized “funds of one,” separately managed accounts and other similar arrangements.
Simpson Thacher was highly commended in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report for Peter’s work advising Blackstone on its unique Tactical Opportunities investment platform.
In 2017, Peter was named a "Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow" in private funds by Private Equity International. His published work includes a variety of articles in Getting the Deal Through and The Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers (among others).
Peter has also spoken on a wide range of topics relating to alternative investment funds and asset management, including at the plenary session of the 2016 IBA Conference on Private Investment Funds in London, and has been a guest lecturer on Private Equity at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Peter is a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Firm's Business Development, Recruiting and Attorney Development Committees.
Peter received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. Econ. and M.G.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.