Peter Carson


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AV® Preeminent

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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


•American Law Institute

•Vice President, past Secretary,


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.


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

•Leading lawyer in Banking and Finance (California), Chambers USA, 2007-2014

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


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Peter Carson

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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