Peter G. Lavery
I represent emerging businesses and individuals, most of whom are very creative, i.e., entrepreneurs using their hands and creativity to build young businesses from the ground up. My primary focus is business law - service and sale contracts including credit, employment relationships, transactional work, asset retention and business development. The diversity of my own practice still draws heavily on the skills and abilities I gained in the earliest years of my career, but no one lawyer can specialize in all areas of law. By banding together with talented colleagues, I bring my clients better and further protections and services, all under one roof.
I started my career working as a legal intern for the Honorable John J. Connelly in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and then in private practice for New York firms, specializing in bankruptcy litigation, creditor rights and asset recovery. I represented a variety of parties in insolvency proceedings in the courts of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Illinois and New York. I graduated the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where I was an editor of Law and Literature, and a Teaching Assistant in the school's exceptional Legal Writing program. I was admitted to practice in New York in 2000, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 2000, and Illinois in 2003.