Peter Izanec provides practical, solution-oriented advice in traditional M&A, spin-offs, joint ventures, pension de-risking, commercial agreements, and contests for control. Peter's experience spans many industries, including financial services, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, retail, industrial products and services, and restaurant chains. He is the coordinator of the Firm's financial services M&A practice.
Among other things, Peter has represented financial services companies such as Fifth Third Bancorp, FirstMerit Corporation, Invesco, KeyCorp, Morgan Stanley, National City Corporation, OneWest Bank, and Wayne Savings Community Bank in a variety of deals including over $5 billion of sales of residential mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, and governance matters. He has represented Procter & Gamble in more than two dozen transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $25 billion, including P&G's sales of its beauty, IAMS/Eukanuba, Pringles, Folgers, and Duracell businesses. Peter is one of the leaders of the Firm's pension de-risking practice, having represented General Motors and Verizon Communications in their respective groundbreaking $28 billion and $7.5 billion de-risking transactions. He has done substantial work for many other clients, including Atlas Energy, Bennington Marine, Conagra Brands, FirstEnergy Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Kirtland Capital Partners, Kraft Heinz, Macy's, Materion Corporation, Owens Corning, Peabody Energy Corporation, PepsiCo, PolyOne, Safeguard Properties, The Riverside Company, and Wendy's.
Peter has been recognized in various legal publications for his work, including The American Lawyer's "Dealmaker of the Year" issue and in surveys such as The Best Lawyers in America.
- Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 1999); Williams College (B.A. magna cum laude 1994)
- New York and Ohio
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1999-2000)