Peter joined Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP (CBMS) as a Partner effective January 1, 2016. He brought with him his team from Sanders Litigation Associates, P.C. (SLA), and a firm which he founded 15 years earlier in 2001. Through the years it grew in sophistication and breadth of practice to include a wide variety of litigation matters before all trial level courts including the Supreme Court, District and Civil Courts, and their Commercial, Residential and Matrimonial Parts and the governing Appellate Courts throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau Counties. The practice also extended to appearances before Administrative Agencies such as the DHCR and HPD.
In addition to Peter, who joined CBMS’s existing Litigation Partner Joseph Milano, the firm’s Litigation Department now has four litigation attorneys, including Senior Level Associate Dolly Hoffman and Mid-Level Associate Adam Zabary, and two dedicated Paralegals, Arman Omrani & Melonie Miller, all of whom were previously associated with SLA. The Litigation Department is also assisted by a general support staff of seven, including and in addition to the firm’s Real Estate Transactional and Closing attorneys and paralegals.
Peter prides himself in having established a reputation as a fierce advocate for his clients who knows how to leverage his litigation skills to achieve a successful resolution, whether it be through trial or a pragmatic settlement. He has personally tried over a hundred cases, and settled well over a thousand, in his 23 years of practice.
Peter is a past four term Vice President of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association and continues to serve on their Appellate and By-Laws Committees. He has lectured on various real estate litigation topics to judges and attorneys alike, at bar association continuing education forums and judicial seminars.
Peter has worked with religious and not-for-profit corporations on real estate, leasing and litigation matters, independently in his own practice, and Of Counsel to CBMS for over ten years.