Peter M. Rosenblum

Partner - Boston

Peter Rosenblum
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Peter Rosenblum is co-chair of Foley Hoag's Private Equity Transactions Group. Peter is actively involved in the firm’s corporate and corporate finance practices, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, fund formation and investment, and other public and private offerings of securities.

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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Yale University, M.A.
  • Amherst College, B.A., summa cum laude



  • Fiduciary Duties of Directors in Connection with an Acquisition: A Massachusetts Difference, Aspen Corporation Service (June 15, 2017 
  • Offshore Investment Advisers and Overview of Institutional and Offshore Advisory Activity in C. Kirsch, Investment Adviser Regulation (New York 2006, 2008, 2016)
  • The ABCs of M&A for Angels, (interviewed) Forbes (2015) 
  • Organization of a Private Investment Fund: Basic Structural and Legal Issues in C. Kirsch, Financial Product Fundamentals (New York 2006, 2009, 2013)
  • Editor, A Practical Guide to Massachusetts Limited Liability Companies (Boston 1996-2017)
  • Compensation for Angel Group Leadership, ACEF Newsletter (2009)
  • Attorney Recommendation: Writing and Negotiating Term Sheets with a View toward Success, ACEF Newsletter (2008); also published in Annual Editions: Entrepreneurship 10/11 (2009)
  • Understanding Capital Structures, in L. Gennari, et al., Starting Up and Advising an Emerging Massachusetts Business (Boston 2001, 2004)
  • Fiduciary Duties of Directors, Officers and Stockholders of Massachusetts Corporations, in S. Keller et al., Massachusetts Business Lawyering (Boston 1991)
  • Creative Debt Financing in the Venture Capital Environment, in S.J. Lee, Venture Capital Manual (Boston 1990)
  • “Bodio v. Ellis and Zimmerman v. Bogoff,” Broadening the Fiduciary Obligations of Shareholders of Close Corporations, 33B.B.J. 22 (1989)

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  • Scholar-Mentor Award, MCLE (2011) 
  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading private equity: venture capital investment and corporate/M&A lawyers (2003-2022)
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000
  • Ranked by CHAMBERS GLOBAL: THE WORLD’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of the leading lawyers in the United States for private equity-buyouts and venture capital investment (2006-2008) 
  • Listed in the EXPERT GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S BANKING, FINANCE AND TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS for both Private Equity and Investment Funds (2014, 2016)
  • THE LEGAL 500-UNITED STATES (2009) Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts-Northeast 
  • Listed in MASSACHUSETTS SUPER LAWYERS (2006-2014) 
  • Digital Industries’ Top Picks in Boston (2001): Best VC Lawyers 
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Boston Lawyers Group, Chairman
  • Boston Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee, Chairman (1995-1997)
  • Boston Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chairman (1997-1999)
  • Ceres, Inc., Director
  • Member, Law360  2017 and 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Boards
  • Member, Law360  2018 Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member, Society of Investment Law
  • Member, MIT Venture Mentoring Service
  • Angel Capital Association Policy Advisory Council, Member
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), Business and Commercial Law Curriculum Committee
  • American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, Member
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  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts