Peter L. Kogan

Counsel

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, 1997, J.D., with honors
  • University of Michigan, 1993, B.A., with honors

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Peter represents clients in all major aspects of transactional real estate law, including property acquisition and disposition, land use and development, leasing and subleasing, real estate finance and real estate brokerage matters. His clients have included large global retailers, professional sports franchises, hotel and restaurant developers, major industrial and manufacturing businesses, software and information technology companies, entities engaged in commercial transportation and waste disposal, and owners of retail and other properties. 

Peter focuses his practice on complex transactions involving the multi-purpose development and redevelopment of large-scale properties in Pennsylvania, which frequently include extensive and innovative arrangements with public and quasi-public agencies for the use of former industrial, commercial and institutional sites. In connection with such transactions, Peter has assisted clients in securing public-private financing, and entering into partnership and development agreements governing the use and development of Brownfield and "grayfield" sites. Another focus of Peter's practice is representing professional sports franchises throughout the United States in negotiations with public and private landowners for the development, lease and funding for stadiums and arenas.

Peter also has extensive experience in representing publicly held and privately owned businesses in complex mergers and acquisitions and related financing practices, as well as related securities compliance matters.  He has lectured extensively on issues of real estate law and commercial development in Western Pennsylvania.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 2005 - Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • 1997 - Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP)

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Member, Real Estate Section and Arts and the Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member, Real Estate and Business Law Sections
  • United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh – Member, Young Leadership Cabinet

Interests

  • Peter resides with his family in the historic South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where he is active in various civic and business development organizations. He enjoys biking, traveling, reading and theater.