Geoffrey J. Peters

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Geoffrey J. Peters is a Shareholder in the Columbus office who practices in Bankruptcy, handling consumer and commercial bankruptcy matters. He is also involved in the Real Estate Default Group. Mr. Peters specializes in complex bankruptcy matters, often involving business-related bankruptcies. He earned his B.B.A. summa cum laude from Kent State University in 1991, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1994 and an LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007. A member of the New York, Florida and Ohio State Bar Associations, he is licensed in Florida, New York and Ohio and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, and Eastern District of Michigan) and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Beta Gamma Sigma and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. He was selected for inclusion in the 2006 Ohio Rising Stars list. He volunteers at the MidOhio Foodbank and at West Mound Elementary School for See Kids Dream, and also helps to supply meals to families in need at the YWCA Family Center in Columbus.

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Default Group
Real Estate Default
Bankruptcy
Commercial Bankruptcy Group
Consumer Bankruptcy Group

Honors & Distinctions:

Ohio Rising Stars (2006)

Bar Admissions:

Florida (2009)
New York (2004)
Ohio (1994)
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio) (1995)
U.S. District Court (Southern District of Ohio) (2001)
U.S. District Court (Southern District of New York) (2004)
U.S. District Court (Eastern District of New York) (2005)
U.S. District Court (Western District of New York) (2005)
U.S. District Court (Northern District of New York) (2005)
U.S. District Court (Central District of Illinois) (2007)
U.S. District Court (Southern District of Illinois) (2008)
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Florida) (2009)
U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida) (2009)
U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Michigan) (2012)
U.S. Supreme Court (2011)

Education:

LL.M., Bankruptcy, St. John’s University School of Law (2007)
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1994)
B.B.A., summa cum laude, Kent State University (1991)

Professional Affiliations:

American Bankruptcy Institute
Beta Gamma Sigma
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Florida Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Mid-Ohio Foodbank
See Kids Dream (West Mound Elementary School)
YWCA Family Center (Columbus, Ohio)

Geoffrey J. Peters 

Shareholder
Columbus
Phone: 614.883.0678
Fax: 614.801.2601
Email: gpeters@weltman.com