Peter represents Indian tribes, lenders, and other entities in a wide range of transactions. He’s closed hundreds of millions of dollars in financings, represented clients on high-end casino and resort developments and other commercial developments, and advised clients on numerous business matters, including selecting business structures, governance, compliance, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and vendor, contractor, and employment agreements. He also puts his insights to work as a director for various corporations.
In addition to maintaining a successful transactional practice, Peter is an award-winning litigator. He’s represented clients in disputes over commercial contracts, administrative actions, federal and state law, treaty rights, jurisdiction, and gaming. He’s practiced in district and trial courts across the country and successfully argued numerous cases before appellate courts.
Before entering private practice, Peter served as a law clerk for the Honorable Heidi S. Schellhas with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. There he developed a unique understanding about how courts operate and how judges approach cases. He’s since built on that understanding by working side-by-side with judges and justices on the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum, which aims to better the relationships between tribal and state courts through education and collaboration. Peter employs his valuable insights into the court system with every project he touches.
When he’s not practicing law, Peter enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and sons and feeding his passion for golf, chess, and hunting. You also might find him playing board games or out on the lake with family and friends.