Mr. Peter Morrison
EDUCATION:J.D., cum laude
Case Western Reserve University
PETER is a partner and has a broad and versatile corporate, litigation and finance practice built on extensive experience representing and counseling clients in the corporate insolvency, distressed lending and investing, restructuring and bankruptcy contexts, including in complex chapter 11 cases throughout the country. His clients include debtors, creditors’ committees, and secured and unsecured creditors in reorganizations and liquidations nationwide. He also represents receivers and secured creditors in receiverships and foreclosure proceedings. In addition, he has significant bankruptcy litigation experience centered on the prosecution and defense of preference actions, fraudulent transfers, dischargeability contests, declaratory judgment actions, director and officer liability suits, and tax litigation.
Peter has been consistently recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in 2013 and from 2015-20, and has been honored as an associate to watch for Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA in 2019 and 2020. He repeatedly was named a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers and selected to the 2015 NCBJ NextGen Class. He serves on ABI’s Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar and has been published in the ABI Journal. In addition, he served on the planning committee for the O’Neill Bankruptcy Institute from 2017-19, co-authored a note for PLI, and recently has been published by Law360 and the National Law Review on issues related to the COVID-19.
Peter has volunteered with his local bar association’s civic engagement initiatives and with Cleveland Legal Aid Society’s “Brief Advice” clinics, where he generally provides advice related to individual financial distress. He also serves as a mentor for junior associates, participates in firm recruiting, has led associate initiatives within his office and served on a global committee on firm integration. In June 2019, he completed Cleveland Bridge Builders, a year-long program that he was selected to attend through a highly competitive process. The program focuses on preparing participants to take on even greater roles in the community by fostering growth through a series of trainings and a capstone project with a local organization. He also recently completed his sixth year on the junior board of Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts center outside of New York City, where he served in many roles, including as co-chair of the board. He also served for two years on the board and was a development chair for Family Connections, a nonprofit supporting families with young children.