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 several merchant banks, buy out and venture funds, as well as their portfolio companies, in these matters, including Dillon Read, D.H. Blair, NeoNet A.B., 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, First Round Capital, Borealis Ventures, Village Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners, Krillion and Cardinal.

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 the New York University ITP Program.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977), where he was an Editor and a contributor to 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 commences 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 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 Realty LLC and its affiliate Carnation Home Fashions, Inc., 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.