St. Peter becomes sixth LP attorney honored on prestigious list of Chicago’s top young lawyers
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (LP) is pleased to announce that Michael St. Peter, a partner in its Corporate & Securities Practice Group, has been named one of Illinois’ “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2014 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. St. Peter, 38, becomes the sixth LP attorney honored with this recognition. He is featured along with other recognized attorneys in a special supplement to the publication, which is currently available.
Law Bulletin Publishing’s “40 Under 40” is an annual survey conducted to determine who are the “up and comers” of law in Illinois. To maintain objectivity, attorneys cannot nominate themselves or attorneys from their own law firm, corporation or public entity. The strength of each nomination is evaluated based on a number of criteria, including the reputation of the nominator, the professional relationship between the nominator and the nominee, and the nominator’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s experience, skill, and character.
“It goes without saying that Michael is an exceptional attorney, but beyond that, his dedication to his clients, calm demeanor in the face of difficult client challenges, and business-focused approach to addressing his clients’ legal issues truly embody the qualities of the ideal LP attorney,” said Robert A. Romanoff, managing partner of Levenfeld Pearlstein. “We are thrilled that Michael has been recognized with this highly sought-after honor and proud to have him join the list of other LP attorneys who have been honored previously.”
LP has a strong tradition of recruiting and retaining Chicago’s top young legal talent. Attorneys recognized in previous iterations of Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Under 40” recognition include Labor & Employment partner Laura Friedel (2011); Real Estate & Finance partner Brian Kozminski (2009), Taxation partner David Blum (2007); Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair, Peter Donati (2006); and Community Associations partner Howard Dakoff (2003).
In selecting St. Peter for its list, Law Bulletin Publishing Company noted that his clients appreciate his considerable business knowledge and negotiation skills, but stressed that his ability to remain calm and stand his ground in even the most heated and contentious negotiations truly sets him apart.
St. Peter works primarily with private companies, entrepreneurs and sophisticated investors to help them structure and close complex business transactions. He also serves as outside general counsel to a number of middle-market businesses. St. Peter also represents real estate investors and developers in structuring real estate joint ventures and real estate funds.
St. Peter earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.