Peter Carson

Phone415.774.2935

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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Equity Sponsor Finance
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Agribusiness, Food Processing and Distribution
  • Energy
  • Wine
  • Climate Change and Clean Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Communications
  • Digital Business
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Sports
 
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1980
 
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted1985, California; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Biography

Peter Carson is a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Carson's practice is focused on representing U.S. and foreign banks, commercial finance lenders, debt funds, and other institutional lenders. Peter represents these clients in all aspects of complex secured and unsecured debt financings, including acquisition, senior syndicated, asset-based, mezzanine, second lien, bridge, debtor-in possession, credit enhancement, private placement, leveraged lease and other financings, recapitalizations, and restructurings across a range of industries, such as healthcare, technology, retail, transportation and distribution, media and telecommunications, ski resorts, sport franchises, food and beverage, agriculture, and forest products.

In addition, Peter devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing buyers, sellers and private equity deal sponsors in various types of merger and acquisition transactions (including mergers involving nonprofits) and to advising institutional lenders, private equity and company clients on Uniform Commercial Code and other commercial law issues.

Honors

· Leading lawyer in Banking Law and Structured Finance Law, Best Lawyers, 2007-2013

· Leading lawyer in Banking and Finance (California), Chambers USA, 2007-2013

· Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2005-2013

Memberships

· American Law Institute

· Secretary, fellow and past member of Board of Regents, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

· fellow, American Bar Foundation

· Working Group on Civil Right to Counsel, American Bar Association

· Co-Chair, Letter of Credit Subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section, American Bar Association

· Opinions Committee of the Business Law Section, State Bar of California

· Chair, Board of Trustees, Earthjustice

· Past chair, Secured Transactions Subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section; Past chair Pro Bono Committee of the Business Law Section, American Bar Association

· Past chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee; Past member, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section, State Bar of California

· Past co-chair, California Legal Services Trust Fund (IOLTA) Commission

· Past member, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, American Bar Association

· Member, Board of Directors, East Bay Community Law Center

· Past member, Board of Directors, California Bar Foundation, Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation; Bay Area Legal Aid; China U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance; British American Business Counsel of the Bay Area; Mid-Peninsula Media Center

Articles

· Sheppard Mullin Adds Finance, Patent Pros In Bay Area, Law360, August 13, 2013

 
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Peter Carson

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111




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