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Peter Beardsley




Peter Beardsley maintains a diverse lending practice focusing on fund finance, cash flow credit facilities and private bank lending to high net worth individuals, asset-based loans and lender finance.

Peter has significant experience representing banks, credit funds and other financial institutions and lenders (as administrative agents, collateral agents and lenders), as well as borrowers, in all types of secured and unsecured credit facilities, including bilateral, club and syndicated credit facilities, structured finance facilities to business development companies, SPVs, and other specialty finance companies, acquisition finance, subscription finance, aircraft financings and ship financings.  

Peter’s fund finance practice involves representing lenders on subscription credit facilities, hybrid facilities, NAV, management lines and co-investment facilities to all types of private equity funds, credit funds, real estate funds and other investment funds, from loans to the world’s largest sponsors to those in the middle market.  

On the private bank lending side, Peter regularly represents lenders in connection with art loans, lending to not-for-profit organizations, securities backed loans (including single stock transactions, lending secured by restricted securities, operating limited partnership units in REITS and other organizations, etc.) and margin lending. 

In addition, Peter has substantial experience in commercial loan workout negotiations, restructuring distressed credit facilities and representing DIP lenders.

Peter is a writer and speaker on matters of interest to financial institutions and leasing companies as part of various educational programs.


  • Brooklyn Law School, 法学博士, Lisle Merit Scholar, Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Amherst College, 文学学士


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • 纽约州


  • Named “New York Super Lawyer” in Banking by Thomson Reuters (2013-2019)
  • Named “New York Rising Star” in Banking by Thomson Reuters (2012)
  • Inducted into Intercollegiate Sailing Hall of Fame (2000)


  • Secured Finance Network
  • Board Member, Rocking the Boat (2017-2020)