Peter R. Spirgel, shareholder and chairman of the board at Flaster Greenberg PC, has been named a “Distinguished Leader” by the New Jersey Law Journal. This prestigious award recognizes lawyers who achieved impressive results in the past year and demonstrated clear leadership skills in their practices and as members of the professional community.
Peter is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Law and Tax Departments where 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.
In 1999, Peter took on the role as Managing Partner of Flaster Greenberg PC. Over the course of his 18-year tenure in that position, he was largely responsible for helping grow the firm from a small boutique to a full-service law firm employing 55 attorneys and expanding its reach to global and international clients. He’s gone above and beyond his call of duty to ensure the firm stayed fiscally healthy and its employees happy, while simultaneously maintaining and building a thriving law practice of his own. Although Peter stepped down as Managing Partner in December of 2016, he remains heavily involved in leading the firm today through his role as Chairman of the Board.
Peter earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and received his LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University. He also holds a B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston University. Throughout his career, Peter has been recognized as preeminent in his field, being named to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, a ‘Top Attorney’ in the Mergers & Acquisitions arena by SJ Magazine, an ‘Awesome Attorney’ in corporate law by South Jersey Magazine, and a ‘New Jersey Super Lawyer’ by Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers.
Information about each award recipient was included in a special supplement that was published in The New Jersey Law Journal on June 12th. The winners will be honored as part of the Professional Excellence Awards dinner, which will also recognize the recipients of the 2017 New Leaders of the Bar, including Flaster Greenberg shareholder Steve Poulathas.
For a list of this year's recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Leaders Award, click here.
- Peter Spirgel