Peter joined the firm as a Partner effective January 1, 2016 and now manages the litigation practice group. He brought with him his team from Sanders Litigation Associates, P.C. (SLA), 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: Supreme Court, District, Civil, and Housing Courts, as well as the governing Appellate Courts throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.
The practice handles a wide range of matters including commercial, corporate, shareholder rights, not-for-profit and religious organization controversies, commercial leasing and landlord-tenant, constitutional issues, trust and estate matters, labor and employment disputes, and select criminal defense matters.
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 25+ 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 through the New York City courts.
Peter works with religious and not-for-profit corporations on real estate, leasing, and litigation matters.
10/29/19: Peter presented on a CLE panel at the Brooklyn bar Association on the new Tenant Protection Act of 2019 that became effective as of June 14th.
4/19/19: Peter presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program at the New York Women’s Bar Association, where he addressed “RPAPL 745.2: Pendente Lite Rent Deposits in Summary Eviction Proceedings.
Outside the office
Peter’s wife Tricia is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and recently joined the New York Presbyterian Cornell’s Neurosurgery team. Their oldest daughter Alexa is a Surgical Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse (RN), who now practices in San Francisco. Their middle daughter Emily was a Fellow at Climate Nexus, a Rockefeller University funded strategic communications organization dedicated to changing the conversation on climate and clean energy solutions and is currently assistant teacher at a charter school in Long Island City. Their youngest, Shoshana, is enjoying her golden years in high school and is an accomplished competitive gymnast. When not dedicated to serving his clients, Peter enjoys photography, tennis, skiing and travel, as well as reading and discussing philosophy, physics and politics over a fine single malt scotch.
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