PHILADELPHIA – Global law firm Reed Smith LLP today announced that  Michael N. Peterson has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Corporate Group in Philadelphia. Formerly head of Morgan Lewis’ Philadelphia Corporate Business & Transactions practice, Peterson has a thriving private equity practice and more than 20 years of experience representing public and private companies over a broad range of industries in a variety of complex transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures and financing transactions.

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“Mike has a stellar reputation in the Philadelphia business and legal communities,” said Matthew Petersen, co-chair of Reed Smith’s global corporate practice. “His busy practice plays to our strengths in sophisticated M&A, private equity, and corporate finance. We are very excited to welcome him to our team. Our global corporate practice is thriving and expanding. Mike will be a cornerstone of our continued growth – in the Philadelphia market and beyond.”

Peterson’s work in the private equity space spans his legal career, and includes long-standing relationships with numerous high-profile portfolio companies and funds. As primary outside counsel, he manages complex acquisition and disposition strategies for funds and the creation of funds. In addition, he routinely advises public companies and boards of directors on defensive preparedness, corporate governance and general corporate law. He has represented foreign and domestic companies from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, trucking, communications, life sciences, and financial and professional services.