Peter focuses his practice on litigation with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry and markets.

He represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a broad array of litigation, including breach of contract, lender liability claims, enforcement of indentures and intercreditor agreements, fraudulent conveyance claims, corporate governance, acquisition and shareholder disputes, preservation and restructuring of distressed assets, major real estate loan defaults and partnership disputes.

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  • Representing junior noteholders of a CLO that owned various TruPS to defeat, after a multi-week trial, the effort of the senior noteholder to commence an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding for the purpose of liquidating all of the collateral in order to fully redeem the senior noteholder at the expense of the junior noteholders*
  • Representing the holder of TARP securities issued by a bank holding company in an action to enforce the payment of dividends and a derivative action against the board concerning related party transactions and the failure to cause the holding company to comply with Federal Reserve capital requirements*
  • Representing a national servicer of student loans in a class action in bankruptcy court seeking to declare student loans of discharged debtors as discharged notwithstanding the provisions of Section 523(a)(8) of the Bankruptcy Code*

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  • Super Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers, 2008 to present
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, 2012 to 2015
  • Burton Prize for Distinguished Legal Writing, award recipient, 2015


  • Board of Trustees of the Parrish Art Museum, former President
  • Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, former President
  • Board of Visitors, Boston University School of Law, former member
  • Board of Directors of the Irish Georgian Society, former President


Boston University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1980
Harvard University, BA, cum laude, 1976

New York

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H. Peter Haveles Jr.

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