Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law. After graduating from law school, Peter served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he learned the fundamentals of trial practice. While serving as a prosecutor, he tried approximately 40 cases to verdict, most of them jury trials, and handled countless grand jury presentations and pre-trial hearings. Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Peter has actively litigated a wide variety of cases on behalf of a diverse group of clients, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
He regularly appears in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and is rated by his peers through Martindale-Hubbel as A-V Preeminent, which is the best peer ranking available for attorneys signifying the highest level of professional and ethical excellence. He is also ranked as a New York Super Lawyer, within the top five percent of lawyers in New York.
Peter’s diverse experiences as an attorney have entailed a wide range of cases. Over his career, he has prosecuted and defended large mass tort, toxic tort and class action lawsuits; successfully litigated high-end personal injury cases; handled a variety of admiralty and maritime tort and commercial matters; litigated environmental damage claims, including insurance coverage aspects of environmental damages; successfully prosecuted employment discrimination cases; prosecuted and defended general commercial and securities matters, including shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions and fraud cases; and handled numerous trusts and estate matters, both at the estate planning stage and at the litigation stage.
Peter’s more notable cases include:
Peter’s current practice also focuses on commercial transactions. Significant transactions that he negotiated and completed include:
In addition, Peter often handles real estate and general commercial matters. He conducts real estate closings, prepares wills and trusts for his clients’ estate plans, commercial leases, shareholder and limited liability company operating agreements, and handles the various commercial needs of his clients. Peter also handles many physicians’ commercial needs.
Peter served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School for ten years, where he taught trial practice to third year law students. He has served as a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars, and also co-chaired a task force that advised an incoming Mayor of the City of New Orleans on how to implement an Inspector General department into city government.
Southern District, New York
District of Connecticut
District of New Jersey
Eastern, Western and Middle
United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth
and Eleventh Circuits
University of Pennsylvania
Tulane University Law School
For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”
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Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law
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