Peter S. Szurley

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Education
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, JD, Member, Southern California Law Review, 1985
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA, cum laude, 1982
Admissions
  • California
Affiliations

Co-Chair, Opinions Committee, and Member, Steering Committee, California State Bar Business Law Section, 2017

Founding Member and Director, California Lawyers Guild, 2016

Former Co-Chair and Co-Vice Chair, California State Bar Council of State Bar Sections

Former Co-Chair and Co-Vice Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, California State Bar Business Law Section

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

As a partner in the firm’s Debt Finance Department, Peter Szurley represents major financial institutions, hedge funds and finance companies. He handles complex commercial financings of all kinds, including syndicated and single-bank lending transactions (secured and unsecured), leasing (leveraged and synthetic), securitizations and structured finance. He also works on domestic and cross-border transactions (particularly involving aircraft financings and sales).

Financial institutions turn to Peter for his experience in credit restructurings inside and outside of bankruptcy and hedge funds seek his counsel on financing and general corporate matters.

Peter co-chairs the Opinions Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and he is a member of its Steering Committee. He formerly served as a co-chair and co-vice chair for both the Council of State Bar Sections of the California State Bar and the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Bar’s Business Law Section.

Peter is a founding member and director of the California Lawyers Guild, a voluntary, statewide bar association in California formed in 2016 to encourage and support legal education, the administration of justice and the highest standards of integrity, competence, civility and well-being of all members of the profession.

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Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking and Finance, California, Chambers USA, 2017

Member, Drafting Committee, Sample California Third-Party Legal Opinion for Business Transactions, issued by the California State Bar Opinions Committee, 2010
Lead Editor and Principal Contributor, Report on Opinions in Personal Property Secured Transactions, issued by the California State Bar UCC Committee, 2005
Reporter, Report on the Amendments to Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, issued by the California State Bar UCC Committee, 2003
Co-reporter, Report on Revised Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code, issued by the California State Bar UCC Committee, 2002