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Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Tulane University, B.A.

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Peter F. Cifichiello

Senior Associate
New York
T: 212.730.7700
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Peter Cifichiello is a dynamic business lawyer and member of M&R’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He specializes in corporate and financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital investments and debt and equity financings. He handles these matters, among many others, on behalf of a client base that ranges from media, entertainment and technology companies to small and mid-cap corporations and financial institutions.

Peter is also well versed in commercial transactions that involve licensing, shareholder rights, vendor and consumer services, corporate governance and executive employment. He manages deals diligently, from beginning to end, while working closely with his clients, many of whom also call upon Peter to provide broad-based business advice in an outside general counsel capacity.

Peter’s deep understanding of client businesses, respective risk tolerance and the legal issues most relevant to them is invaluable to his clients, helping companies seamlessly adapt to rapidly changing markets. Likewise, he applies an execution-oriented approach to the practice of law that facilitates the efficient management of his clients’ businesses growth, corporate structures, intellectual property and financial discipline. 

Prior to law school Peter served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Denver (LPD-9), deploying twice in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his service, Peter attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals and a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Thereafter, while earning his J.D. at Fordham Law School, Peter was a member of the Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center.

Representative Matters

Acquisition: Represented a major media conglomerate in the purchase of an online training company, a transaction that involved the acquisition of a 100% stock interest in the company for approximately $500,000,000. Handled the drafting and negotiation of the acquisition agreements as well as ancillary documentation, including executive employment agreements.

Acquisition: Represented a leading music publisher in its acquisition of a catalog that includes music written and performed by some of the most high-profile artists in history, a deal valued at over $100,000,000.

Acquisition: Represented a computer hardware company that develops and markets advanced multi-touch computer interfaces in its $70 million acquisition by a merger subsidiary of a global, publicly traded technology company. 

Joint Venture/Film Production: Represented motion picture production company in creation of joint venture with a screenwriter to facilitate film production.

Sales Transaction: Represented a technology company specializing in digital content delivery in its sale via merger to a publicly traded technology company for an aggregate closing price of $30,000,000.

Sports and Entertainment: Represented sports and entertainment company in fundraising for a sports complex, including drafting and negotiating financing documents, finder’s agreements, and fund structure documents.

Sports and Entertainment: Developed and drafted endorsement and appearance agreements for athletes on behalf of talent agency.