pblasier@reedsmith.com

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Peter is a business transaction lawyer and former public company general counsel who focuses on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, venture capital, private equity investment, securities and financing transactions. He represents middle market businesses, high growth technology companies, private equity and venture capital investors, financial institutions, corporate development departments and public corporations. Peter also has substantial real estate finance experience and has represented financial institutions and investment groups with respect to various types of financial and investment products and services. He is a member of the firm’s Emerging Growth/Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Teams. He has extensive experience in the legal and structural processes required to finance and support high-growth and middle-market businesses from inception through disposition. 

Credentials

  • Fordham University School of Law, 1980, J.D., Member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Harvard College, 1975, B.A., cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • American Bar Association – Member, Private Equity/Venture Capital Section
  • Association for Corporate Growth – Member; Recipient of ACG International Meritorious Service Award; Past Director of ACG International and Past President of ACG Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Angel Capital Association – Member Public Policy Advisory Committee
  • CORO Pittsburgh Center For Civic Leadership – Member of Board of Directors
  • Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association – Member
  • The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh – Member