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Thomas P. Peterson

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Tom is a trusted advisor who applies his many years of business, financial, and legal experience to assist clients on all of the opportunities and challenges that arise in their businesses.

Tom served as the firm's Managing Shareholder from 2009 - 2020. His practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate and business matters, mergers and acquisitions, and school law. Tom's clients include businesses and individuals engaged in manufacturing, distribution, education, long term care, childcare, insurance, as well as non-profit corporations and associations, and public school districts. 

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in merger of two multinational hardware cooperatives involving thousands of retail outlets and combined sales of $5 billion.
  • Lead counsel in acquisition of home improvement store chain in bankruptcy.
  • Negotiation of many major commercial contracts with clients’ customers, suppliers, landlords, lenders, insurance carriers, and employees.
  • Successful negotiation and implementation of complex succession plan, shareholder agreement and recapitalization of family owned manufacturing company.
  • Successful recent merger/acquisition work includes transactions in energy, transportation, veterinary, insurance, and childcare industries. 
  • Serves as solicitor to Mt. Lebanon School District, with extensive experience in all aspects of public education law for over 40 years including public sector labor and employment law, Right to Know Law and Open Meeting Law matters, student matters, bidding and public contracts, tax assessment/collection and public sector finance. 

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Gannon University (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Business Succession Planning Capabilities
  • Education Law
  • Franchise
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Municipal & School
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Veterinary Services

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent", Business/Corporate Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Mt. Lebanon School District, Solicitor, 1995-present
  • Vistage International, Member, 2009-2021
  • Mt. Lebanon Civil Service Board, Past Member and President
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Gender Equality Committee, Member, 2009-2021

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Gannon University (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Business Succession Planning Capabilities
  • Education Law
  • Franchise
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Municipal & School
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Veterinary Services

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent", Business/Corporate Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Mt. Lebanon School District, Solicitor, 1995-present
  • Vistage International, Member, 2009-2021
  • Mt. Lebanon Civil Service Board, Past Member and President
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Gender Equality Committee, Member, 2009-2021

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