Peter Byrne

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1930

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mutual Funds
  • Venture Capital
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1930
Fax: 215 827 5556
University Seton Hall University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2006
Admitted2007, New York. (Not admitted in Pennsylvania)

Peter Byrne practices in the area of corporate law, concentrating in transactional, securities and corporate governance matters for public and private companies, including private equity funds, mutual funds, limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Mr. Byrne has experience in a variety of industries on a broad range of transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital financings, going private transactions and private equity transactions. Mr. Byrne also has extensive experience advising public companies regarding securities law and corporate governance related matters. Mr. Byrne played a leading role in the firm's representation of Lehigh Gas Partners LP in its initial public offering.

Mr. Byrne is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2011-present
•Trillium Trading LLC
- Domestic Securities Trader, 2010-2011
•Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
- Associate, 2006-2009

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Represented American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP), a NASDAQ-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), in a merger transaction valued at $3.1 billion to acquire American Realty Capital Trust IV, Inc., a non-traded REIT. The combined company as a result of the merger will have pro forma enterprise value of $10 billion and will be the second largest REIT in the triple net lease sector. Represented NASDAQ-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., in a public company, reverse merger transaction to acquire American Realty Capital Trust III, Inc. whereby the combined company is expected to have an enterprise value of $3.2 billion. Represented Lehigh Gas Partners LP (NYSE: LGP), a wholesale motor fuel distributor, in connection with its $138 million initial public offering. Represented KlingStubbins, Inc., a large architectural, engineering, interior, and planning firm headquartered in Philadelphia in its acquisition by Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Represented a leading early stage venture capital firm in its financing of a producer of a software platform that enables users to monitor and evaluate commercial building energy efficiency. Securities and general corporate counsel to publicly traded companies, including multiple Fortune 500 companies. Represented a major Canadian company in connection with secured loans extended by Canadian banks and guaranteed by U.S. subsidiaries of Canadian company (US$400 million). Represented the board of directors of Avaya Inc. in its $8.2 billion sale to a private equity consortium. Represented a New York-based private equity firm in its acquisition of a provider of traffic safety equipment and services. Represented NewSpring Capital in an investment in a bridge-note offering by Bluenog Corp., a provider of an integrated suite of content management, collaboration, portal and business-intelligence software solutions.
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Peter Byrne

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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