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Peter H. Barrow represents lenders, borrowers and third parties in the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of commercial lending and finance transactions, including private banking, middle-market and large corporate financings, asset-based lending, public finance, secured transactions, syndicated loans, Eurodollar, multicurrency and cross-border financings, participations, debt subordinations and intercreditor arrangements.

Peter has represented lenders and borrowers in debt workouts and restructurings, recapitalization, asset purchases and dispositions and related transactions.

Peter also has represented clients in the areas of aircraft sale, purchase and finance, equipment leasing, transportation-industry lending, regulatory issues, third-party guarantee and support devices, letters of credit and credit training and loan structuring programs.

Before joining Neal Gerber Eisenberg, Peter served as senior and assistant general counsel of Bank of America, N.A. and Continental Bank.

Peter has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of “Banking & Finance” since 2003. According to client feedback gathered by Chambers USA, Peter is described as “creative and flexible” and as “a good negotiator” that “speaks our language” with a “no nonsense approach.” Chambers also notes that peers "think the world" of him and he is "extraordinarily thoughtful and wise in his practice of the law, and deeply committed to the well-being of the client."

In 2014, Peter was selected as a Top 10 Banking Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.

While in law school, Peter served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.


  • Two North LaSalle Street, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60602


  • Syracuse University , J.D., graduated 1976
  • Washington University in St. Louis, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law

Special Focus

  • Finance
  • Secured Transactions

"Peter Barrow is very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with."

- Jeffrey Keith (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)

"Peter Barrow is a solid banking lawyer with dedication to his clients and a desire to get the job done quickly and efficiently."

"Peter has broad knowledge and expertise in commercial debt finance. He understands how lending fits into a larger commercial transaction, which makes him effective and efficient. Peter is also an absolute pleasure to work with."

- Marc Hauser (Equity Group Investments Inc.), Chicago, IL

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