Peter is widely recognized as one of the leading next generation private fund lawyers in the United States. His practice focuses on the sponsoring and management of private investment funds, investment management M&A and other aspects of private investing in alternative asset classes.
Peter has been named one of the “Top 30 under 40
” in private equity by Private Funds Management
in 2015 and 2017, a “Rising Star
” by Law360
in 2016 and a “Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow
” by Private Equity International
in 2017, and he has represented many of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Blackstone, BC Partners, Centerbridge, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Silver Lake, Stonepeak and Alinda.
Peter regularly advises private equity clients on a diverse mix of investment management projects, including high-profile private equity fundraisings, “funds-of-one” and separately managed accounts for large investors, strategic acquisitions and GP “minority stakes” transactions involving private equity firms, internal economic and house/team arrangements, founder succession planning and other strategic initiatives and special projects.
Simpson Thacher has been highly commended in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report
for Peter’s work advising Blackstone on its unique Tactical Opportunities investment program. Peter’s published work includes articles in Getting the Deal Through
and The Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers
. Peter has spoken on a variety of topics relating to alternative asset management, including at the IBA Conference on Private Investment Funds in London, the Maples Private Funds Investment Forum in the Cayman Islands, and the Global Fund Finance Symposium in New York.
Peter is a guest lecturer on Private Equity at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also a member of the Dean’s Council of the University of Virginia School of Law and an advisor to the University of Pennsylvania’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program. Peter is currently a member of the Firm’s Business Development, Recruiting and Attorney Development Committees.