Peter J. Neckles became a senior advisor in 2012. He was previously a managing director in Duff & Phelps' Global Restructuring Advisory Practice, a role in which he leveraged more than 30 years of restructuring and financing experience. Currently Peter focuses on developing client relationships that involve all of Duff & Phelps’ corporate finance services, which include mergers and acquisitions, transaction opinions and restructurings; he also helps develop business related to transaction and litigation support.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Peter spent more than 25 years as a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York where he helped establish the firm’s commercial banking law practice. During his legal career, Peter represented debtors, creditors, equity participants and directors in a wide range of restructuring and financing transactions, including acquisition financings, work-outs, chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and bankruptcy-related financings.
Peter received his J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Writing & Research Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduation from law school, Peter served as law clerk to the Honorable John M. Cannella, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York. Peter has been a member of the New York Bar for more than 30 years. Throughout his legal career, Peter was recognized as one of the leading New York City banking lawyers in various legal publications and directories, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; and New York Super Lawyers.