Peter H. Barrow

Of Counsel


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1976), cum laude
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., 1972), summa cum laude,

    Phi Beta Kappa

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Peter manages negotiation and documentation of a broad range of commercial lending and financing transactions, including private banking, middle-market and large corporate financing transactions, asset-based lending, public finance, secured transactions, syndicated loans, participations, debt subordinations, and transactions involving Eurodollar, multi-currency and cross-border financing.

He represents financial institutions, but also secures financing for businesses spanning the full spectrum of industries throughout Illinois and the upper Midwest, including consumer products manufacturers, distributors, food manufacturers, transportation and logistics companies and numerous businesses and individuals seeking aircraft financing. He also regularly negotiates and documents debt workouts and restructurings, recapitalizations, asset purchases and dispositions, and related transactions.

In addition to having a career in private practice, Peter worked as in-house counsel for two large banks, which gave him a unique understanding of market fluctuations and the complex regulatory environment in which banks operate. This practical experience, coupled with years of private practice, enables him to navigate regulatory challenges successfully and help clients obtain the financing they need for their operations.

Peter has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of “Banking & Finance” from 2003-2018. According to client feedback gathered by Chambers USA, Peter is described as “creative and flexible” and as “a good negotiator” that “speaks our language” with a “no nonsense approach.” Chambers also notes that peers “think the world” of him and he is “extraordinarily thoughtful and wise in his practice of the law, and deeply committed to the well-being of the client.”

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, recommended in “Banking & Finance” from 2003-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, recommended in “Banking and Finance Law” since 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois