Peter H. Lieberman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Peter H. Lieberman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 312-456-8417

Peter H. Lieberman is Co-Chair of the Chicago Corporate & Securities Practice. He has more than 20 years of broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, public company, and hedge fund matters, private equity, start-up and venture capital, and related securities regulation issues. Peter brings to his work a diverse transactional background, including a decade-long involvement in hedge fund transactions and securities trading and hedging issues. He has been involved in scores of PIPE and registered transactions involving common stock, convertible preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt. Peter has dealt with a myriad of structuring and SEC compliance issues related thereto. His work has also included involvement in special committee matters, management team matters, start-ups, restructurings, strategic and troubled company acquisition and disposition transactions, private equity and venture fund investments, acquisition and sale transactions, as well as fund formation, lending and financial advisory matters.

Peter trained at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was involved in both hostile and negotiated transactions (including proxy contests and the implementation of takeover defenses).

University of MichiganAB 1984Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1988Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentM.P.P. 1988

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Hedge fund transactions and securities trading and hedging compliance
  • Securities matters and structuring
  • Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts, including troubled company matters
  • Board and special committee advice
  • Corporate finance, including PIPE transactions
  • Fund, start-up and venture capital transactions
  • Management team representations
  • Fairness opinions

Significant Representations
  • Represented Brentwood Associates in its acquisition of iconic American shoemaker Allen Edmonds Corporation. 
  • Represented Jarden Corporation in its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of Yankee Candle Company, the leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.

Client Comments

"Peter Lieberman is the perfect combination of intellectual acumen and practical ability. He knows how to get the deal done. He is as impressive as they get."

Office Location

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions Law