Peter A. Grupp
Described by his clients as outstanding, effective, and efficient, Peter Grupp engages in a diverse legal practice representing clients in both complex corporate transactions and litigation matters. Peter’s practice areas are complimentary, and enable him to guide clients through multi-faceted business transactions, anticipating and protecting against the issues and pitfalls he encounters through his litigation practice.
Peter focuses his corporate practice in mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the professional services industries. As part of Lawson & Weitzen’s transaction team, Peter has helped close over 50 acquisitions in the past three years, serving as the principal attorney for many of them. Recently, Peter has helped close multiple private equity recapitalizations of prominent engineering firms throughout the country.
2019 was a record-setting year for acquisitions in the engineering and architecture sector. The strong economy coupled with the prevalence of private equity investors entering the market has created a myriad of opportunities for a/e firms to sell for significant multiples of their EBITDA. This activity in the sector resulted in the Lawson & Weitzen’s corporate team closing eighteen professional service acquisitions in 2019, representing both buyers and sellers, completing multiple internal transitions allowing the next generation of professionals to buy into their firms’ ownership, and organizing United States entities for foreign professional service firms seeking to expand their business footprint into North America. Peter was intimately involved in each of these transactions, guiding the firm’s clients from the LOI stage to closing.
Peter’s litigation practice focuses on complex business disputes, both plaintiff and defense-side. Peter is also a member of the firm’s team representing alcoholic beverage industry businesses in each of the three tiers of the industry. Peter has appeared before the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission numerous times in connection with his representation of alcoholic beverage suppliers and wholesalers. Peter has received several favorable decisions from the Commission, and has overturned Commission precedent through an administrative appeal before the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Peter uses the skills he has developed through his transactional work to find the best resolution for any given matter, with many of his cases resulting in favorable settlements for his clients. While Peter has resolved many of his cases through settlement and mediation, Peter is not afraid to take cases to trial. While litigating at Lawson & Weitzen and during his fellowship at Boston University, Peter has prepared several cases for trial and has tried cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Peter represents clients spanning a number of industries, including: Architecture, Professional Engineering, Land Surveying, Geology and Environmental Consulting, Tech, and Alcoholic Beverage Supply/Wholesale.
Peter joined Lawson & Weitzen as an associate in March 2016 after completing a fellowship with Boston University’s Office of the General Counsel. While a student at Boston University, Peter was a finalist in the Homer Albers Moot Court Competition and represented his school as part of its National Appellate Advocacy Team. During school, Peter interned with the Honorable Judge Indira Talwani at the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, and was Secretary of the Energy and Environmental Law Society.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019-2020
News & Insights
- Peter A. Grupp is Lawson & Weitzen's Newest Partner
Peter Grupp to Speak at Zweig Group Virtual Symposium - M&A Next
Lawson & Weitzen recognizes its 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Lakes Engineering, Inc. and New Millennium Engineering, Inc. have Merged with BCC Engineering, LLC
Global Engineering Solutions Joins Salas O'Brien
Lawson & Weitzen recognizes its 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
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