Peter Levy’s perspective on practicing law, and the practical approach he brings to business solutions are unique. Through his 30 plus years of experience as a public company CEO, COO, and attorney, Peter brings value as a collaborative partner who helps clients strike the optimal balance between the legal, strategic, economic and ethical considerations during their decision-making process. His clients have included prominent entrepreneurs, multi-generational family businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Peter has diverse experience in M&A and joint venture transactions, corporate governance, business planning, employment law, succession planning, manufacturing, distribution, export regulations, publishing, entertainment law, advertising law, telecommunications, technology licensing and securities law. As Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice, Peter assists pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and food technology companies launch their products and comply with FDA, FTC and other government regulations. He also leads the emerging markets practice, which leverages resources across the firm to help new technologies and new industries succeed in the marketplace.

Over his career, Peter has spearheaded complex transactions involving AT&T, HP, RR Donnelly, EF Hutton, New York Hospital, Wakefern, Dell and other major corporations. Peter has advised on the sale of a number of large, closely held businesses. Peter also served as legal counsel for the first affinity credit card managing the largest credit card launch in U.S. history. He is proud to serve as U.S. legal counsel for HRA Pharma (a Perrigo company) whose ground-breaking launch of the first U.S. over-the-counter birth control pill will occur in 2024.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter spent 12 years as a partner at a regional accounting firm. Before that, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of two different public companies, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a pharmaceutical company which he successfully positioned on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Earlier in his career, he was appointed by the SEC to be the first Integrity Monitor for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and served as the Deputy Chief for Internal Controls for the construction of the $4 billion Freedom Tower in New York City.

Community service is a cornerstone of Peter’s life. For over 30 years he has been a board member and Senior Corporate Liaison to Easter Seals Camp ASCCA, America’s flagship camp for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. He is also the co-builder of the Roswal-Levy Tower, the world’s largest wheelchair-accessible climbing tower for the disabled. For more than a decade, Peter has also been on the board of Hamp’s Camp, a charity founded by former New York Giants running back Rodney Hampton, which provides leadership tools to underprivileged children in Atlanta, Newark and Houston.

Peter is the author of Corporate Topography TM , a leading strategic planning tool. He speaks on emerging technology business processes, board governance, and integrity on behalf of companies and at numerous board retreats.

In 2021, Peter named a Force For Change Honoree by Leading Women Entrepreneurs. This award honors some of New Jersey’s most innovative leaders of the next decade.

Peter has been awarded the Easter Seals Continuous Meritorious Service Award on four separate occasions, most recently for 2022. He is also the recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2023 New Jersey Legal Award honoring him for his work as a Mentor.

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  • Cornell School of Law, J.D.
  • The Thunderbird – American Graduate School of International Management, MBA
  • Harvard University, A.B., with Honors(John Harvard Scholar for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction)

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Peter Levy and Daniel Barkin recently represented a regional bank in 3 loans for the same sponsor totaling $120 million

December 5, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Peter Levy, Esq. and Daniel Barkin, Esq. recently represented a regional bank in 3 loans for the same sponsor totaling $120 million for the recapture of sponsor equity and completion of construction of apartment complexes in Mercer County and Middlesex County. Learn more about our Real Estate group […]

Litigation Department Obtains $6.7 Million Award On Behalf Of Client

February 14, 2019

On February 14, 2019, Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and Arla D. Cahill, a Member of that Department, obtained an award of $6.7 million in a complex commercial arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association in New York City in which they represented an anesthesiology group that asserted numerous claims against a surgery center. The Arbitrator, following 10 days of hearings with numerous witnesses and hundreds of trial exhibits created by our team, awarded the entire amount requested in the Demand for Arbitration.

Corporate Topography™

May 22, 2023

Peter Levy, a partner at Mandelbaum Barrett, is a respected advocate for small business owners. With his extensive experience as both a successful entrepreneur and representative, he emphasizes the importance of planning and strategic decision-making. Levy utilizes his proprietary "Corporate Topography"™ mapping strategy to navigate obstacles and challenges faced by businesses. By partnering with an attorney, small business owners can address critical questions and overcome hurdles related to contracts, intellectual property, negotiations, marketing, and compliance.

10 Pillars of a Successful Startup Launch

November 11, 2022

For entrepreneurs launching a startup, the Emerging Markets team at Mandelbaum Barrett PC offers a series of 10 essential principles on which to build your nascent company’s success. Polish that elevator pitch – Articulating the value proposition is critically important. Can the entire team, from the CEO to the college intern, clearly express how your […]

COVID-19: Is Your Company an Essential Service Provider?

March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 By Peter A. Levy Over the past few days, many of our clients have reached out for help understanding the term "essential service." Despite Executive Orders provided by Governors Murphy and Cuomo in New Jersey and New York respectively, swaths of businesses remain confused because they don’t clearly fit into one of […]

Peter Levy Discusses 6 Questions to Strategic Planning in New Jersey Business Article

October 4, 2023

Corporate attorney Peter Levy talks about the who, what, where, when, why and how of strategic planning in his recent article for New Jersey Business.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to announce that two of our attorneys have been selected as honorees for the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Legal Awards

July 19, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to announce that two of our attorneys have been selected as honorees for the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Legal Awards. Peter Levey, Esq. emerges as a distinguished Mentor Honoree, guiding and inspiring the next generation of legal professionals with his exceptional wisdom and guidance. Meanwhile, Melody Block, Esq. […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partner Peter A. Levy, Esq. Authors Article for NJBIZ Titled “CLOSING ENTRY: A good place to start”

October 18, 2022

“While New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, it is the 11th most populous. Small and midsized businesses are crucial to the statewide economy where proactive and pro-business programs have helped these companies flourish. As a result, New Jersey now also ranks 11th out of 50 states in the number of SMBs.” In the October 17th, […]

Peter Levy Authors Article in ROI-NJ Titled “Future Shock: What Happens when Medical Device Technology Moves Faster than Regulation Governing it?”

February 9, 2022

The FDA has some catching up to do on establishing clear regulations around a new class of medical devices known as “Software-as-a-Medical Device (SaMD).” Currently, technological and scientific advances are outpacing the regulators and without specific rule-sets for these innovations, many safety and security requirements and liability questions remain unknown. Peter A. Levy explores these healthcare […]

Join Us For Our 7th Annual Tax, Trusts & Estate Planning Forum

November 7, 2019

We will be discussing timely developments in Estate and Federal Taxation at this 1.5 CE accredited program for CPAs and CFPs. To RSVP, please contact Laure Lynch at 973.243.7951 or

Join Mandelbaum Barrett PC and Sobel Co., LLC for Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan Breakfast Seminar

July 24, 2019

Attention Business Owners: You don't want to miss this informative program on Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan being held at Mandelbaum Barrett PC on September 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join Mandelbaum Barrett PC and Sobel & Co., LLC for our breakfast seminar that will cover retirement plans from the legal and accounting perspective. Learn about best practices if you sponsor a qualified plan, prototype pre-approved plans, new IRS Correction Procedures and common plan issues identified by auditors.

Peter Levy Interviewed by ROI-NJ About Challenges and Opportunity with New Emerging Technologies Practice

November 7, 2018

Peter A. Levy, Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's newest practice area, EmergingTechnologies, talks with ROI-NJ about the challenges and opportunities in this space and how the Firm manages client's needs. Click here to read the article in full.

Peter Levy Quoted in Bloomberg Law on Micro Niches for Law Firms

October 10, 2018

Peter A. Levy, Chair of the Firm's Emerging Technologies and Life Sciences Practice Groups was interviewed for an article in Bloomberg Law's Big Business Special Report about Micro Niches for Law Firms.Click here to read the full article.

Peter Levy Interviewed By TheStreet.Com On Advancements in Technology

September 24, 2018

Peter A. Levy, Chair of the Firm's Emerging Technologies and Life Sciences Practice Groups was recently interviewed for an article on TheStreet.Com about advancements in technology where he shares valuable insight from his experiences working with emerging tech companies launching the newest technologies of the future. Click here to read the full article.

Peter Levy Interviewed on Bloomberg Radio about Tips for Entrepreneurs

October 12, 2017

Peter A. Levy, Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Department was recently interviewed on Bloomberg Radio about Top Tips for Entrepreneurs! You can download and listen to the clip here:

Peter Levy Featured in a Patch.Com Story on Ten Tips to Launching a Successful Business

September 22, 2017

Check out what Peter A. Levy, Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group has to say about launching a successful business in this weekend's Patch!

Member Peter A. Levy Article Featured in June 16, 2016 Edition of Inc. Magazine

June 16, 2016

Peter A. Levy, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Practices, specializes in structuring, financing, and operating “start-up companies”. He has written over 200 business plans and launched dozens of start-ups over the past 15 years. Inc. Magazine