Peter G. Samuels is a partner in the Corporate Department, and served for six years as co-head of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Peter handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions, and has broad experience in serving as outside counsel for public companies.
He advises on corporate governance and issues relating to strategic considerations, affiliated party transactions, and related matters. Among the clients that Peter regularly advises are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Grifols S.A. and Neuberger Berman.
Peter has been featured as the “Dealmaker in the Spotlight” by the American Lawyer. He is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions and related topics, and has acted as chair and member of panels for the Practising Law Institute, University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Wharton School, the European American Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and various other sponsors.
He plays a leading role with respect to Proskauer’s pro bono initiatives relating to various criminal justice programs, including reform of New York’s pretrial release and bail systems and use of electronic devices to reduce incarceration.
He serves on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc., where he is involved in many programs, including Fedcap’s proposed initiative to reduce the number of women detained in New York City’s Rikers Island jail through a combination of employment and social service programs.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1974
- Columbia University, Columbia College, B.A., 1971
Admissions & Qualifications : New York
Memberships : New York City Bar (Mergers & Acquisitions Committee)
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