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Peter H. Gilman
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7686
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
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.


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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in the development of new business lines and multiple fundraisings, including:
    • the establishment of the $25 billion Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Program (for which Simpson Thacher was highly commended in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report); and
    • the establishment of a series of funds totaling over $25 billion for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group
  • BC Partners in the establishment of its “opportunistic”  credit platform, comprised of a commingled fund and a series of SMAs and other alternative investment products 
  • Representing numerous alternative investment firms in connection with “minority stakes” GP transactions, including Riverstone, Lexington, HIG Capital, Silver Lake, EIG and Blackstone in connection with its investments in Leonard Green, Kohlberg & Co., Francisco Partners and New Mountain Capital
  • The establishment of Stonepeak and assistance with numerous multi-billion infrastructure-related fundraisings
  • Blackstone in a number of strategic investments and firm initiatives, including its initial public offering and its strategic acquisitions of GSO Capital Partners, Patria, Capital Trust, Harvest Fund Advisors, Strategic Partners and Clarus (Life Sciences)
  • Leadership transitions and succession planning arrangements for founders and senior partners of numerous "blue chip" alternative investment firms
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2004 J.D.
    Articles Editor, Virginia Tax Review; Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2000 B.A. in Economics
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2001 M.G.A.
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association
  • American Investment Council's Young Professionals Network
  • Rotunda Society, University of Virginia
  • Dean’s Council, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Benjamin Franklin Society, University of Pennsylvania
  • Champions Club, University of Pennsylvania
Admissions
  • New York 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2005

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 wide range of investment management projects, including high-profile private equity fundraisings across all types of asset classes, “funds-of-one” and separately managed accounts for large investors, strategic acquisitions and GP “minority stakes” transactions involving alternative
investment firms, internal economic and house/team arrangements, founder succession planning and other strategic initiatives and special projects.

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 program. 
Peter’s 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 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 member of the American Investment Council’s Young Professionals Network (a peer selected network of “rising stars” in the private equity industry), the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and the Rotunda Society of the
University of Virginia.

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.

Peter received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and received his B.A. in Economics and his M.G.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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