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Peter R. Spirgel

Peter R. Spirgel is the firm's managing shareholder and chief operating officer. He counsels businesses on taxation, shareholder issues, financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions and individuals in the area of Federal, State and Estate tax planning. Also a member of the firm’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Industry Group, he represents clients engaged in or considering business ventures in emerging green energy fields such as solar, wind, geothermal, cogeneration, biofuels and biomass.

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

  • Tax-free mergers, sales and acquisitions
  • Structuring complex estate plans to minimize tax liability
  • Documenting and mediating shareholder relationships
  • Private security offerings for start-up ventures
  • Counseling privately-held businesses
  • 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
  • Counseled numerous startup enterprises on formation, capital raising (private offerings, venture financing and debt) and shareholder agreements
  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2015
  • Top Attorney List, SJ Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2009 - 2014
  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • 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 

Community Activities

Mr. Spirgel is a 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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  • 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)