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Peter retired on December 31, 2018, from the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, where he had been a partner there since 1995. He was previously a partner at the New York City law firms of Kaye Scholer and Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts and at the Rochester, NY law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery. He has chaired the tax law sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and has testified before Congress and served as an advisor to the US Senate Finance Committee and the New York State and City Tax Departments and Tax Appeals Tribunals. He has published over 100 articles on tax issues and have lectured at tax conferences around the country.
Peter, an amateur recorder player, has served as President of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and helped found the Rochester Chamber Music Society, for which he was pro bono legal counsel. He is on the Boards of the Boston Early Music Festival, the Gotham Early Music Scene, and the American Recorder Society. He is also a Board member and pro bono legal counsel of S’Cool Sounds, Inc., an organization that provides musical education in inner city schools in New York City and in communities in Africa and the Middle East.