Peter M. Dodson

Senior Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2287

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Real Estate Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2287
Fax: 202 862 2400
University University of Virginia, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976; University of Virginia, M.A., 1979; University of Virginia, Ph.D., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1979
Admitted1980, Virginia; 1984, New York; 1985, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Peter Dodson focuses his practice on the representation of lenders in connection with bankruptcy-remote commercial mortgage loan originations, commercial mortgage backed securitizations, and asset-backed securitizations.

Peter received a B.A., two M.A.s (one in Economics), a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of Virginia (inactive), and the District of Columbia.


•Representative CMBS transactions include Bear Stearns' $20 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing of Blackstone's acquisition of Hilton Hotels in 2007, JPMorgan's $7 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing of TPG/Apollo's acquisition of Harrah's in 2008, Bank of America's $460 million financing of Florida East Coast Industries in 2009, JPMorgan's $2 billion mortgage financing of Centerbridge/Paulson/Blackstone's purchase of the assets of Extended Stay Hotels in 2010, and Wells Fargo's $1.4 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing of Blackstone's acquisition of the United States assets of Centro in 2011. He also represented JP Morgan in the Station Casinos bankruptcy case in connection with challenges to a propco/opco loan structure, a highly complex negotiation of a sale of the debtors' assets, and related liquidating plans, which went effective in the spring of 2011.

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Peter M. Dodson

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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