Peter Schwartz’s principal areas of practice include corporate finance; public and private securities offerings; merger and acquisition transactions for public and private companies; and private equity and other alternative asset fund formation, mutual funds, and investment advisers. He also counsels for-profit and non-profit clients on compliance and disclosure issues, and general corporate and governance issues.
He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Mutual Funds Law since 2006, and was named Denver “Lawyer of the Year” for Mutual Funds Law by Best Lawyers in 2013 and 2016. Mr. Schwartz was also recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Colorado Super Lawyer in 2016 in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance. He was also recognized in Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best 2016 as the “People’s Choice” Lawyer for Nonprofit Law.
Mr. Schwartz is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colfax Marathon, the largest race day weekend in the Denver Metro area. He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, a nonpartisan consortium of more than 65 Colorado law firms dedicated to creating and increasing opportunities for children, the poor and other disadvantaged communities through advocacy, negotiation and litigation. He is also involved in several other civic and pro bono projects, including serving as Co-Chair of the Legal Services component of Project Homeless Connect since its inception in 2005 and leading several projects that seek to expand the ability of corporate attorneys to find and undertake transaction-related pro bono opportunities.
While pursuing his legal education at Columbia University, Mr. Schwartz was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from 1993 to 1996, and the recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy Prize in 1996.
Mr. Schwartz has written and co-written articles in several journals (including a bi-monthly column in Wall Street Lawyer for over 12 years), and is the co-author and contributing author of several chapters in treatises on corporate, securities, and nonprofit matters. He speaks frequently on these topics.
Columbia University, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1996
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.R.E., 1993
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.C.P., 1993
Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989