Michael St. Peter is a partner in the firm's Corporate Group.  He works primarily with private companies, entrepreneurs and sophisticated investors to help them structure and close complex business transactions.  He also serves as outside general counsel to a number of middle-market businesses.

Michael also represents real estate investors and developers in structuring real estate joint ventures and real estate funds.  Michael’s experience with both the real estate and corporate elements of these transactions provides him with critical insight into the “big picture” of a real estate transaction, including issues involving securities regulation, employee incentives and estate planning.

Michael works to achieve his clients’ business objectives through a combination of pragmatism, knowledge of the market and clear communication, without needless “legalese.”  His large law-firm experience and straight-forward approach to addressing business challenges has earned him praise from sophisticated clients who value an experienced and practical business advisor.

Areas of concentration include:

• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Capital Raises and Private Placements
• Restructurings and Recapitalizations
• Real Estate Joint Ventures
• Real Estate Fund Formations
• Employee Equity Incentive Programs
• Executive Employment Arrangements

Representative clients include:

• Middle Market Companies
• Sophisticated Entrepreneurs
• Private Equity Sponsors
• Real Estate Investors and Developers
• Family Offices

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 2007
    New York, 2003

    Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., 1998
    University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2002, cum laude

  • Memberships: - Real Estate Investment Association
    - Associate Board Member, Greater Chicago Food Depository
    - Commissioner, Village of Wilmette Historical Preservation Commission
    - American Bar Association
    - Illinois State Bar Association

  • Honors & Awards: - Illinois "40 Under 40," Law Bulletin Publishing Company - 2014
    - Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2010, 2011, 2012