Peter Wolfson is a Global Vice Chair at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. He practices in the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice. He has more than 30 years' experience in representing debtors, creditor and bondholder committees, equity committees, plan sponsors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases.
Peter lectures on a variety of bankruptcy and reorganization topics before professional organizations and to
Peter is a member of Dentons’ Global Board, the Global Advisory
As lead counsel for numerous creditor/bondholder/equity committees, Peter has developed a reputation as an aggressive, creative and practical bankruptcy lawyer in complex matters in a wide array of industries, in cross-border cases and in asbestos-related cases. Representative creditor and bondholder committee engagements include Federal Mogul Corporation, WHX Corporation, USG, Gillette Holdings, Hillsborough Holdings, Grand Union, Community Newspapers, General Homes, Wilson Foods, and Global Crossing. Peter was retained as special litigation counsel for committees in Exide and Hayes Lemmerz.
Peter also has significant experience in the representation of equity committees in high-profile cases. Examples include Accuride; Loral Space and Communications, Inc.; Interstate Bakeries Corporation; Baldwin-United; Hancock Fabrics; LTV Steel; Hexcel Corporation; At Home Corporation; ICH Corporation; Hamburger Hamlet; and New Valley Corporation (Western Union).
Peter has represented numerous debtors across the country, including Pulse Electronics, Young Broadcasting;
He has represented petitioning creditors who then took an active role in cases such as Zale Corporation, Southland Corporation (7-11 Stores) and MLG Properties. Peter has represented successful plan sponsors and asset purchasers in matters such as Tropicana Casinos, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, TransTexas Gas Corporation and Onsite Communications, an international insurance company in two
He also represented a national brokerage firm in connection with its major securities litigation and arbitration proceedings.