Peter J. Smith

Partner
215.230.7500, ext. 134
psmith@ammlaw.com

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Education:

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1991;  cum laude
  • Temple University, B. S. 1988 magna cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 

Peter is a business lawyer and trusted partner to his corporate clients.  He has been solving problems and adding value for business owners for over 25 years. Peter’s practice focuses on corporate law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, commercial finance, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, non-profit organizations, real estate, and trusts and estates. He counsels businesses involved in manufacturing, distribution, marketing, e-commerce, technology, health care, pharmaceutical research, professional services, real estate, construction and retail. In addition, Pete has experience with start-up ventures, family-owned businesses, limited liability companies and 501(c)(3) public charities. He also represents individuals and families in estate and business succession planning.

For nine years, Pete has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®. The attorneys listed in Super Lawyers® are limited to the top 5% of Pennsylvania attorneys practicing in their field. Peter  also has been named a Philadelphia Top Rated Lawyer®, an Awesome Attorney, a Lawyer of Distinction and just celebrated his 18th year of being rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell®. This is the highest possible peer review rating issued by Martindale Hubbell® for both legal ability and ethical standards.

Peter graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 1991, and magna cum laude from Temple University with a degree in psychology. He has interned for two federal judges; the Honorable Herbert Hutton in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Joseph Rodriguez in the United States District Court in Camden, New Jersey.

In addition to his legal practice, Peter regularly writes and speaks on business related topics and is active in his community and church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.   He is on the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Community College Foundation and was the 2016 recipient of the Bucks County Community College Alumni Community Service Award.  Peter served as the founder, President and a Director of the Business Network Group for over 10 years, an organization promoting business-to-business referrals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. He is a former Director and member of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the Father’s Committee of both Villa Joseph Marie High School and the St. Andrew Catholic Education Center.  Peter has also taught as an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Department at Temple University, Fox School of Business. 

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Professional Memberships:

Bucks County Bar Association

Civic Associations:

Bucks County Community College Foundation – Board of Directors (2019-present)
Bucks County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
Business Network Group of Bucks County (2008-2018) Founder, President, Board of Directors
Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (2004-2011)
Board of Directors, Ambassador’s Committee, Technology Committee
St. Andrew’s Catholic Education Center, Father’s Guild, Committee Member (2008–2019)
Villa Joseph Marie High School, Father’s Club, Golf Committee (2017–present)
Temple University School of Law Alumni Association

Awards, Honors:

AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale Hubbell® (2001–2019)
Super Lawyer® - Business/Corporate (2009–2013, 2017-2020)
Awesome Attorneys/Top Lawyers® - Philadelphia Life/Suburban Life (2013-2019)
Philadelphia Top Rated Lawyers® (2012-2014, 2018)
Lawyers of Distinction (2020)
Bucks County Community College, Alumni Community Service Award (2016)