Peter Baumgaertner

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Peter Baumgaertner is a New York attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Baumgaertner has significant experience in handling multibillion-dollar matters for clients worldwide. He is highly knowledgeable in handling capital markets, project financing, restructuring, public-private partnership (P3) and lending transactions for a global clientele. In addition, Mr. Baumgaertner has an extensive background in advising financial institutions and borrowers throughout Latin America. He also counsels financial institutions and other creditors in connection with insolvencies and restructurings for corporate borrowers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Mr. Baumgaertner routinely represents and counsels U.S. and international governmental units, equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, public utilities, institutional investors, investment bankers, credit enhancement providers, lenders, administrative agents and indenture trustees.

Mr. Baumgaertner also represents numerous underwriters in connection with tax-exempt bond financings for corporate borrowers and local governments throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Baumgaertner was the leader of the Latin America practice and New York corporate practice for an international law firm.

Honors & Awards

  • Latinvex, Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2015-2019
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Banking and Finance, 2015-2019
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Capital Markets, 2015-2019
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, 2015-2019
  • The Legal 500 USA, Project Finance, 2017
  • IFLR1000, The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, Banking, 2018, 2019
  • IFLR1000, The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, Capital Markets: Debt-U.S., 2018, 2019


  • Brazil-Florida Business Council Inc.
  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Council, 2004-2008
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Drafting Task Force Committee
  • Transport Group, Board of Directors, 2004-2007