Chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Business Department, Peter has a passion for helping his clients—including financial institutions, public companies, private equity and venture funds, family offices, business incubators, emerging businesses, and entrepreneurs—achieve their goals.
Overseeing the firm’s Business/Tax Department, and specifically, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, and Corporate Finance practices, Peter assists clients in all stages of business with their most significant initiatives, including:
A passionate dot connector who understands the value of relationships, Peter has worked with high-profile clients including American Greetings Corporation, BioEnterprise, BioMotiv, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cliffs Natural Resources, IMG Worldwide, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., The Kirby Company, Lake Erie Monsters Professional Hockey Club, Lincoln Electric, Medical Growth Fund, Nordson Corporation, Park-Ohio Industries, Quicken Loans Arena, Safeguard Properties, and Scott Fetzer.
Peter has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest ranking (AV Preeminent®), was recognized by Chambers USA as one of Ohio’s leading Corporate/M&A lawyers, and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® and the Ohio Super Lawyers list.
(B.A., magna cum laude, 1981)
(J.D., with high honors, 1984)
Order of the Coif
(Organizational Systems and Development – Intensive, 2001-2002)
State of Ohio
District of Columbia (Inactive)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio