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Duke University, J.D., 1976, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Duke Law Journal, 1975-76

Duke University, A.B., 1969


Peter Buck practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, banking and finance, and energy law. He joined Robinson Bradshaw in 1976. From 1996-98, Peter served as deputy general counsel of Duke Energy Corporation and rejoined the firm in 1998.

He has represented public and private companies, including private equity firms, as both acquirer and target in numerous acquisition transactions. Peter has also advised special board committees of publicly held acquisition targets. His more recent representations include:

  • Acting for a privately held manufacturer in a tax-free reorganization of its business.
  • Representing an acquiring insurance company in a loss portfolio transfer agreement.
  • Representing a publicly held company in a public debt financing.
  • Representing a financial institution in a joint venture investment with a technology company.

Peter is a frequent speaker at state and national continuing legal education seminars.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, banking & finance and corporate/M&A,
  • The Best Lawyers in America, banking and finance, corporate, corporate governance, international trade and finance law, leveraged buyouts and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital markets, 2001-20
    • Charlotte Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2020
    • Charlotte Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2015, 2019
    • Charlotte Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year, 2016, 2018, 2021
    • Charlotte International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014, 2017
    • Charlotte Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, 2010, 2016
    • Charlotte Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
    • Charlotte Corporate Governance and Compliance Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, business/corporate, 2008-11; mergers & acquisitions, 2012-19
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite Hall of Fame, business law and corporate counsel 
  • IFLR1000 United States, highly regarded - North Carolina, mergers & acquisitions, 2019-20
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

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