David E. Peterson
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Of Counsel

407-418-6306 Direct

Dave Peterson has a broad background in commercial litigation, including bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and foreclosures, as well as commercial transactions, including lending transactions, sale transactions and secured transactions. Dave represents lenders, creditors and lessors in sophisticated Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. He has represented creditors in negotiating Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans, as well as litigation concerning confirmation of bankruptcy plans. He has handled preference litigation, fraudulent conveyance claims, exemption litigation, and a wide range of other kinds of litigation arising out of bankruptcies, including appeals. Further, Dave has experience accumulated over a period of approximately 26 years, handling real estate mortgage foreclosures, including foreclosures of hotels, apartment complexes, office buildings, retail property, and other types of commercial property, and in handling litigation arising out of the enforcement of security interests in personal property under the UCC. Dave also has significant experience representing receivers in receivership cases, handling and litigating assignments for the benefit of creditors, and in defending lender liability claims. In addition, Dave has spent a number of years working on transactional matters related to his expertise in the area of finance. For example, Dave has experience handling the workout of problem loans and debt restructuring. Dave has also spent approximately 20 years structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing sophisticated financial transactions, such as mortgage warehouse facilities, repurchase agreement transactions, real estate loans involving special purpose entities, and revolving credit facilities secured by all kinds of personal property, as well as uniform commercial code transactions of all kinds. Many of these transactions have involved hundreds of millions of dollars.


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: BV
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2006, 2012-2014


  • Leadership Winter Park, Class VII


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The Florida Bar


  • The Florida Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • University of Michigan School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., with honors, 1980)