September 27, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney John W. Peterson as an associate in the firm’s nationally recognized Financial Services department where he will focus his practice on all aspects of capital markets, commercial lending and project finance.

“Polsinelli Shughart is a national player in financial services through steady, aggressive and deliberate growth,” said Daniel J. Flanigan, chair of the firm’s Financial Services department. “John’s experience will complement our existing team of financial service attorneys who provide savvy advice and imaginative solutions for our clients.”

Peterson will join a Financial Services group that consists of more than 80 attorneys stretching from Los Angeles to New York. The attorneys help connect firm clients to regional, national and international financial markets and products.

Peterson works with diverse business clients in solving legal and contractual issues relating to capital markets, regulatory matters, real estate and corporate matters. He is involved in structured finance matters involving both residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities as well as equity derivatives.

“I was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart because of the Financial Services department’s national and international reach and its reputation for producing high quality work for clients,” Peterson said. “The firm offers an outstanding opportunity to further develop my own practice while working alongside some of the top attorneys in the legal profession.”

Peterson earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Dayton in 2007. He also served on the Dayton Law Review as its publications and production editor. He earned an M.B.A. degree in Management & Sports Management in 2004 from Missouri State University and a B.B.A. degree in corporate finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2002.

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About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 540 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, as Polsinelli Shughart LLP.