Peter M. Pearl
Member in Charge of Roanoke Office | Chair, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group
Roanoke, VA
office 540.512.1832
mobile 540.521.4257
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Mr. Pearl’s primary areas of practice are creditors' rights and bankruptcy, general corporate law, and corporate finance.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1978
  • George Mason University, J.D., 1982

Experience

  • Representing secured lenders and unsecured creditors in major bankruptcy cases and workouts
  • Representing large airlines as debtor’s counsel
  • Serving as counsel to DIP lenders
  • Providing general corporate advice to clients
  • Advising and documenting loans on behalf of lenders and borrowers
  • Providing advice on and documenting merger and acquisition transactions
Banking & Finance Law Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Corporate & Business Law

Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Law in Roanoke, Virginia for 2022
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Corporate Law
  • Listed in 2011 & 2012 Virginia Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine

Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Memberships

  • Virginia and Georgia Bar Associations
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Chair (2002, 2003) and Board Member (six years), Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Past President, Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director, Forget Me Not Adoption Fund
  • Elder, Wellspring Presbyterian Church
  • Board Member, Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
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