Peter E. Reinert
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Shareholder Emeritus

407-418-6291 Direct 

Peter Reinert represents public and private companies in a variety of securities, M&A and corporate transactions. Listed in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Peter concentrates his practice on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, venture and growth capital investments, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings. He regularly represents portfolio companies of private equity funds and other companies with respect to all of their corporate transactions, and effectively serves as their outside general counsel. Peter has extensive experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business development companies (BDCs) in their fund formation and ongoing securities law compliance.


  • Listed in 2015-2016 Legal 500 US as a Recommended Attorney in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts
  • Listed in Chambers USA: 2011-2016, 2018 (Corporate / M&A and Private Equity)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • “Lawyer of the Year 2013” for Mergers and Acquisitions in Orlando by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Legal 500 US as a Leading Attorney in Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2008-2019
  • 2016 Orlando Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected for inclusion in 2016-2017 Florida Super Lawyers


  • Florida Venture Forum – Board Member, 2010-present, Executive Committee, 2016-present, VP Programs, 2016-present
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Orlando Chapter; Director, 2013 – Present, Executive Committee, 2016-present, VP Membership, 2016-present, Chairman, SMART Awards 2013 – Present
  • BioOrlando of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and BioFlorida, Founding Member, 2006-2015
  • Orlando Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, 2008-2015
  • Sweetwater Episcopal Academy, Board of Trustees, Treasurer, 2008-2010
  • Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. Chairman of the Board 2004-2005, President 2002-2003, Director 2000-2005, 2012-Present
  • Christian Service Center of Central Florida, Inc., President 2004, Director 2000-2004, 2009-present, Treasurer 2000-2003
  • Rebuilding Together of Central Florida, Inc., President 2007-2010, Director 2003-2010


  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida (1981) and New York (1979)
  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD), General Electric Executive Development Program, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1993
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division, Miami Branch Office,1984
  • Director and General Counsel, First Bell Bancorp, Inc., NASDAQ Symbol FBBC, Holding Company for $1 Billion Savings & Loan, Pittsburgh, 1995-2003
  • Investment Program Association, Speaker, “What’s Next for Private Placements? Emerging Trends in a Shifting Landscape,” Washington, D.C., 2016
  • Financial Executives International, Moderator, “JOBS Act/Crowd Funding,” 2013
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Florida Chapter, Moderator, The Lowndes- ACC Seminar, “APPs Suite,” 2012
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Florida Chapter, Moderator, “Let’s Play JEOPARDY! A Seminar with Answers to Your Legal Questions,” 2011
  • Financial Executives International, Speaker, “Practical Solutions To Your Legal Issues,” Orlando, 2011
  • Florida Venture Forum Capital Conference, Moderator, St. Petersburg, 2016
  • Florida Venture Forum Capital Conference, Moderator, Ponte Vedra, 2013
  • Florida Venture Forum, Early Stage Conference, Moderator, Orlando, 2013 and 2012
  • Florida Venture Forum, Private Equity Seminar, Speaker, Gainesville, 2001
  • KPMG, CEO National Conference, Speaker, “How to Structure and Close Your M&A Deal,” 2001
  • Orange County Bar Association, Chair, Business Law Committee, 1999-2003, Outstanding Committee Chairman of the Year, Business Law Committee, 2003
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Membership Committee, Antitrust Section, 1993-2003; Member, Executive Council, Antitrust Section, 1993-1995; Assembly Speaker, Young Lawyer Section, 1992-1993; Assembly Clerk, Young Lawyer Section, 1991-1992; Director, Young Lawyers Section, 1990-1991; Chair, Affiliate Outreach Project National Conferences, Young Lawyer Section, 1989-1990; Chair, Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1988-1989; Member, Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, 1991-1992.
  • The Florida Bar, Co-Chair, Educational Programs, Tax Section, 1999-2001
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section, President, 1990-1991; Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Award Recipient, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Legal Services Corporation of Miami, Inc., Director, 1988-1991
  • General Electric Corporation, Vice President and General Counsel, GE Service Management, Senior Counsel – Transactions (GE Appliances and GE Plastics), 1992-1997
  • Author, “Florida Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual,” Data Trace Publishing, 2002, Annual Updates 2003 – Present
  • Ernst & Young (New York) and KPMG (Miami), Tax Advanced Staff Accountant, 1977-1985