Experience

Peter handles a wide variety of corporate matters, including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, joint venture and technology commercialization transactions.

Peter has represented many venture funds, buy-out funds and other similar vehicles, as well as their portfolio companies, in these matters, including National Securities Corporation, Enhanced Capital, Adirondack Ventures, Advantage Capital, Stonehenge Capital, HighPeaks Ventures (now Primary Ventures), Edison Ventures, Rho Ventures, Osage Partners, SJF Ventures, Tribeca Venture Partners, Armory Square, Female Founders Fund, Point Judith Ventures, FTV Ventures, First Round Capital, Borealis Ventures, Village Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners, Krillion, Greycroft, Cardinal, Vocap Ventures, Cobble Hill Partners, Acro Capital Partners, Inter-Atlantic Fund and DOT Capital.

During his legal career, Peter has also worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, both in Washington, D.C., and at several of the largest law firms in the United States. He joined the firm in 2011.

Peter is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to the venture capital markets and is a frequent guest lecturer on venture capital finance and business organization issues at New York University Stern School of Business and Columbia University Business School.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977), where he was an Editor of Law and Policy in International Business, the International Law Journal of the Georgetown University Law Center.

Bowdoin College (A.B., 1974), summa cum laude, where he was a James Bowdoin Scholar.

Professional
  • Peter Rothberg was named Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Business Law Section’s Technology and Venture Law Committee. His term commenced in June 2015.
  • Lawyer in Residence for the New York University Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Named its Mentor of the Year in 2008.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Rochelle Public Library, including two years as its President.
  • Member of the Charter Revision Commission of the City of New Rochelle.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Soundview Preparatory School.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Pelham Jewish Center, a Conservative Movement synagogue, Pelham, NY.
Admissions

New York

District of Columbia

Transactions
  • Represented DOT Capital 3, LP, a single purpose vehicle sponsored by DOT Capital, a New York City venture capital fund investing primarily in technology and software businesses, in connection with its investment in the Series Seed Preferred Stock financing of The Authoriti Network, Inc., a software platform provider of encryption keys used in connection with purchase transactions.

  • Represented Gear Patrol, LLC, a leading online and print publisher of men's interest publication, in connection with a minority investment by Hearst Publishing Services, Inc.

  • Represented Rhino Labs, Inc., a real estate technology company replacing security deposits with a smarter alternative that is better for both renters and landlords, in connection with its Series A Preferred Stock financing.

  • Represented Edison Venture Fund, a Mid-Atlantic private equity fund, in connection with its purchase of Series A Preferred Stock of Capital Rx, Inc., a next generation pharmacy benefits manager.

  • Represented  Acro Capital Partners, and its affiliated entity, Home Surplus of Bergen County, LLC, in connection with the acquisition of the operating assets of Ipex Export-Import and Trading Co., Inc., a wholesale and retail seller of home building supplies.

  • Represented Carnation Home Fashions, Inc. and its affiliate Carnation Realty LLC, an importer and distributor of home furnishings to major US retailers, in connection with the sale of Carnation Home Fashions, Inc. to Jiangsu Stardream Household Products Co., LTD, a home furnishings supplier.

  • Represented fund principals in connection with the formation of Armory Square Ventures II, L.P., an early stage venture fund focused on software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State.

  • Represented Kemp Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of load balancer and app delivery controller technology, in connection with its acquisition by Mill Point Capital, a private equity firm.

  • Represented Rhino Labs, Inc., a real estate technology company replacing security deposits with a smarter alternative that’s better for both renters and landlords, in connection with its Series Seed 2 Preferred Stock financing.  Investors in the round included ff Venture Capital and the Kairos Fund.

  • Represented Armory Square Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on investments in software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State, in connection with its investment in the Series C Preferred Stock of ACV Auctions Inc., the developer of a mobile app that allows new and used automobile dealers to participate in live vehicle auctions.

  • Represented The Female Founders Fund L.P., a seed fund focused on investing in women-led businesses, in connection with its investment in the Series Seed Preferred Stock financing of Glow Concept Inc., a cosmetics company.

  • Represented the majority selling stockholder in connection with the acquisition of Parking Panda Corp., developer of a mobile-based application to locate, reserve and pay for parking spots, by its leading competitor, SpotHero, Inc.

  • Represented Armory Square Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on investments in software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State, in connection with its investment in the convertible debt financing of Rosco & Benedetto Co. (d/b/a Good Uncle), a company that delivers locally prepared meals using the recipes and trademarks of celebrity chefs and restaurants.

  • Represented Praytell Strategy Inc., a leading creative communications and public relations agency, in the sale of all of its outstanding capital stock to Project: WorldWide, Inc., a global marketing solutions and communications agency.

  • Represented Armory Square Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on investments in software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Stock of ACV Auctions Inc., the developer of a mobile app that allows new and used automobile dealers to participate in live vehicle auctions.

  • Represented Armory Square Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State, in connection with its investment in the Series Seed Preferred Stock financing of BentoBox CMS Inc., which offers mobile-friendly websites that restaurants can update themselves, complete with hosting and customer support.

  • Represented Edison Venture Fund, a Mid-Atlantic private equity fund specializing in venture capital, management buyout, corporate spinout and recapitalization financings, in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Stock of Magnetic Media Online Holdings, Inc., a New York-based digital technology company.

  • Represented Vocap Ventures, LLC, a Florida based venture fund, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Eye-R Systems, Inc., a hardware and software technology company that offers its proprietary information analytics products. 

  • Represented PrimaryGroup Inc.,a company that acquires and manages US-based insurance services businesses, in connection with the acquisition of Underwriters &Brokers, Inc., a Michigan based provider of insurance services.

  • Represented PrimaryGroup Inc.,a company that acquires and manages US-based insurance services businesses, in connection with the sale of its membership interest in Site Inspection, LLC, a provider of loss control inspection services, to York Insurance Services Group, Inc., a national provider of insurance services.

  • Represented Primary Group (UK) Limited in connection with the sale of its US managing general agent insurance business to Hyperion Insurance Group, an international insurance intermediary services group.

  • Represented fund principals in the formation and funding of Armory Square Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on software, mobile and tech-enabled services companies across New York State.