Peter is a dynamic business lawyer specializing in corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and venture capital financings.
As a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department, Peter advises clients on corporate transactions ranging from mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investments, equity and convertible note financings for startup and emerging growth companies and general corporate matters. He handles these matters on behalf of technology, media, consumer product and cannabis companies, as well as other small and mid-cap corporations and financial institutions.
Peter is well versed in commercial transactions that involve licensing, shareholder rights, vendor and consumer services, corporate governance and executive employment. He manages deals diligently, from beginning to end, while working closely with his clients, many of whom also call upon Peter to provide broad-based business advice in an outside general counsel capacity.
Peter’s deep understanding of his client’s businesses, respective risk tolerance and the legal issues most relevant to them is invaluable and allows him to help companies seamlessly adapt to rapidly changing markets. Peter applies an execution-oriented approach to the practice of law that facilitates the efficient management of his clients’ growth, corporate structures, intellectual property and financial discipline. Super Lawyers named Peter a Rising Star for 2018 and 2019, and he is sought after for his legal and business commentary.
Prior to law school, Peter served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Denver (LPD-9), deploying twice in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his service, Peter attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals and a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
While in law school, Peter was a member of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center.
Peter’s writings have appeared in Bloomberg Law, IP Watchdog, Marijuana Venture and Cannabis Industry Journal.
Outside the office
In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing the guitar, golfing and going on ski trips with his fiancé, Lynn. He is currently searching for the best pizza, burger and live music spots in Boston and is open to recommendations.
News & Events
Forming Special Purpose Entities to Gain Exposure to Private Cryptocurrency Funds
October 6, 2021
2017 – 2020 M&A Deals
Mergers & Acquisitions:
A Transaction Recap
February 11, 2021
2020 VC Deals
A Snapshot of Venture
January 28, 2021
Corporate Attorneys Peter Cifichiello and Richard Cocci Join Morse
November 16, 2020
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
- Tulane University, B.A.
- New Jersey
- New York