Peter G. Samuels is a partner in the Corporate Department. He has served as co-head of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, change of control transactions, minority investments and other complex transactions. He regularly advises Boards of Directors, management and shareholders on difficult and demanding issues and transactions.
Peter has been featured as the "Dealmaker in the Spotlight" by the American Lawyer. He is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of legal topics, and has acted as chair and member of panels for the Practising Law Institute, University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Wharton School, the European American Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and other sponsors.
Peter plays a leading role with respect to Proskauer’s pro bono initiatives relating to various criminal justice programs, including reform of New York’s pretrial release and bail systems and other efforts to reduce incarceration. He serves on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, which has played a leading role in the city’s ongoing efforts to close its Rikers Island jails. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Fedcap Group, a large multi-faceted not-for-profit, with programs relating to workforce development, education and economic development, where he is involved in many programs, including Fedcap's initiative to reduce the number of women detained in Rikers Island through a holistic combination of social service programs. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Argus Community Inc., a not-for-profit housing a number of high quality and innovative drug treatment and similar programs.