Overview

Peter's practice encompasses the representation of privately held businesses and high net-worth individuals in corporate and commercial matters including the formation, governance, purchase and sale of business entities, real estate and estate planning.

He handles real estate acquisitions, leasing and finance, estate planning and administration, and investments by international companies in the United States and abroad.

Peter has formed and advised numerous companies in the information technology field, including operation and regulation of websites.

“For 22 years, in my 'spare time,' I served my Village in Westchester in various capacities, the last six of those as Mayor. I am proudest of the fact that when I left office I had made few enemies.”

Community & Professional Activities

  • Mayor, Village of Ardsley (2011-2017)
  • Deputy Mayor, Village of Ardsley (2006-2011)
  • Trustee, Village of Ardsley (2005-2011)
  • Village of Ardsley Zoning Board of Appeals (1999- 2005)
  • Village of Ardsley Board of Architectural Review (1996-1999)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association - Member, Committee on Estate Litigation, Trusts and Estates Section (1994-2014)

Experience

Experience

  • I head up the Firm’s Technology Group
  • I worked with a client in the tech field to establish a fund to invest in Internet companies, structuring the entity, preparing investment documents and communicating with potential investors
  • I represent investors in Internet companies, reviewing and analyzing offering plans and financial projections
  • I represent numerous mid-market companies in the purchase and sale of assets, negotiating the terms, preparing the documentation, overseeing due diligence and bringing the transactions to closing
  • I represent mid-market companies in dealing with virtually any legal matters that may arise, from loan transactions with their lenders to responding to legal process to preparing notices to employees on changes in the law or in their entitlements
  • I assist entrepreneurs in formation of start-up companies in e-commerce, and advise on all aspects of the start-up process, from raising capital to creation of employee incentives
  • I have represented clients when purchasing and selling golf courses, improving the courses, obtaining financing and negotiating management agreements
  • I advise clients on meeting their employment law obligations, particularly under the ever-changing New York City employment environment
  • I represent landlords of retail properties in leasing, regulatory and management matters
  • I represent buyers and sellers of multi-million dollar residential properties
  • I assist foreign nationals in devising appropriate estate plans
Prior Employment
  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Hon. Louis M. Greenblott, Law Clerk (1977- 78)
  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Law Research Assistant (1976- 77)

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Speaking Engagements

  • 11.16.2018
  • Current Employment Issues 
    CLL Restaurant, Food & Hospitality Seminar
  • How You Can Save Money with a European Website and Distribution Center
    Speaker/Presenter: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman Fashion Seminar, 2008

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Cases

Cases

  • Establishment of investment fund in Internet companies; representation of investors in Internet companies; representation of mid-market company in sale of assets; representation of start-up companies in e-commerce; purchase and sale of golf courses; leasing of commercial retail properties; residential real estate; estate planning for foreign nationals.

Education

New York University School of Law (JD 1976, with honors; Order of the Coif; Journal of International Law & Politics)

University of Rochester (BA 1973, with honors)

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Tax Court
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