Peter A. Baumgaertner


Peter A. Baumgaertner is a member of the Corporate Finance and Bank and Institutional Finance Practice Groups. Mr. Baumgaertner routinely represents and works with governmental units, equity sponsors, public utilities, institutional investors, investment bankers, credit enhancement providers, lenders, and indenture trustees in connection with corporate and project financings and restructurings. In addition, Mr. Baumgaertner works with clients on asset securitization matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represents numerous underwriters in connection with tax-exempt bond financings for corporate borrowers, and state and local governments
  • Represents corporate trustees in connection with taxable and tax-exempt debt offerings, municipal derivative transactions and tender option bond programs sponsored by broker-dealers
  • Represented a major airport authority as bond counsel in connection with more than US$1 billion of tax-exempt bond offerings on behalf of the airport and tenants of the airport
  • Negotiated and prepared financing documents, offering materials and legal opinions in connection with the construction of water utility facilities in Pennsylvania, a 286 MW gas-fired cogeneration facility in New York City, and a 47 MW waste-fueled merchant electric generating facility in Massachusetts, as bond counsel, company counsel and underwriters counsel, respectively
  • Represented the project sponsor in connection with the development and financing of a 315 MW undersea electric transmission cable in the United States
  • Represented investment banking firms in the structuring of collateralized debt obligation transactions involving the insurance and energy industries
  • Represented the borrower in connection with the construction financing of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ghana, West Africa
  • Represented multinational corporations in connection with commercial transactions throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius
  • Represents corporate trustees in connection with bond default and restructuring transactions
  • Represents financial institutions throughout Central and South America in connection with capital markets and lending transactions

Selected Activities

  • Former investment banker and registered securities principal with Barnett Capital Markets Group, a predecessor firm to Banc of America Securities LLC
  • Member, Board of Directors of The Transport Group, Inc., a theater group headquartered in Manhattan, 2004-2007
  • Member, the Law Council of the Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Member, Auction Rate Securities Drafting Task Force Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1986, J.D., Best Brief Award; John W. Davis Moot Court Competition 1985
  • Washington & Lee University, 1983, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida