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Peter R. Spirgel

Peter R. Spirgel serves as the firm’s Chairman of the Board. He counsels businesses on taxation, shareholder issues, financing transactions – including Crowdfunding and other forms of private offerings – and mergers and acquisitions, and individuals in the area of Federal, State and Estate tax planning. He regularly counsels privately-held companies and their principals on general business issues, capital raising and exit strategies.

Mr. Spirgel’s many years of legal experience include the representation of clients in such matters as:

  • Private security offerings for start-up ventures including Crowdfunding
  • Counseling privately-held businesses
  • Tax-free mergers, sales and acquisitions
  • Structuring complex estate plans to minimize tax liability
  • Documenting and mediating shareholder relationships
  • Advising law firms on partnership, management and financial issues

Representative Matters

  • Counseled a senior executive of a public company in the termination of her restrictive covenant and startup of new high-tech joint venture with a European company
  • Structuring of estate plans for successful executives that are integrated with their business holdings and take full advantage of existing tax-saving techniques
  • Fulfills the role of "outside general counsel" to numerous substantial privately held entities advising them on myriad legal issues
  • Counseled a senior executive of a major Fortune 500 company in the successful resolution of litigation with the SEC, Justice Department and numerous class action plaintiffs
  • Counseled a law firm on the structure of their partnership
  • Represented a business in the acquisition of previously-targeted competitors to increase market penetration
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2015 – 2017
  • Top Attorney List - Mergers & Acquisitions, SJ Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2009 – 2016
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Corporate Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2009, 2011 – 2014
  • Named to the "Legal Elite" list by SmartCEO Magazine,  2011 
  • Named a New Jersey "Super Lawyer," 2005 and 2006, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

  • Member, NJ Governor-Elect Christopher Christie’s Treasury Dept. Transition Subcommittee
  • Burlington County Bar Association
    • Past Chairperson, Taxation Committee
  • Camden County Bar Association
    • Past Chairperson, Taxation Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
        • Board Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association 

Mr. Spirgel is a past member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and served as the Chamber's vice president of government affairs. He is also a member and served as a director and past president of the Mount Laurel Rotary Club.

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Temple University, L.L.M., Taxation, 1988
  • Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Boston University, B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude, 1982
    • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honor Society for Business Students)