Peter D. Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance.
Peter counsels management of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters. He is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers, and has represented parties in major public-private partnership financings. He also represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital, and private equity deals, as well as firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. Peter is experienced in securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, has extensive familiarity with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. Peter has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private business acquisition and financing transactions involving over $2 billion.
Peter is a long-time member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee, and for 16 years was the editor of its newsletter, the PUBOGRAM. He has been named a Founding Fellow of the American College of LLC and Partnership Attorneys. Peter is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee. He was a director for 22 years, including two years as chair, of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate & Business Law Section, and also chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section. Peter was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate & Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the governor. He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee, appointed by the attorney general, from 1995 to 2001, and served as the American Bar Association’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 32 years. He also chaired the ABA’s Section of Science and Technology and served on the Editorial Board of their quarterly journal, Jurimetrics, of which he previously served as Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief.
Peter is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation sections of the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers In America®. He has also been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005 to 2020. Additionally, Peter has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics, including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officers liability.