Primary Practice Areas:
Banking and Financial Services; and
Denison University (B.A. Economics, 2002); Vermont Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2007); Member, Vermont Law Review, 2005-2007
Connecticut; New York; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Peter Royer is a commercial litigator whose practice includes bankruptcy and real estate related litigation. His commercial litigation practice focuses on collection actions, foreclosures, evictions, prejudgment remedy applications, business and contract disputes as well as quiet title actions. Peter has also represented secured and unsecured creditors in a variety of bankruptcy proceedings. He has tried several cases in state and bankruptcy court all of which have resulted in favorable judgments for his clients. In addition to his litigation practice, he represents commercial lenders in connection with workouts, loan restructures, forbearance agreements and loan sales.
During law school, Peter served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael R. Sheldon formerly of the Connecticut Superior Court and the Honorable Alfred V. Covello of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Peter served as a member and notes editor of the Vermont Law Review.
While at Denison University, Peter was a member on the Men’s Lacrosse Team from 1998-2002 and earned All-America honors in three of four years. In 2014, Mr. Royer was inducted into the Denison University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Representative transactions in which Mr. Royer has been engaged include:
- Represented Chapter 7 trustee in an adversary action involving an unjust enrichment claim in which judgment following a court trial entered in the trustee’s favor
- Represented private commercial lender in the foreclosure of its mortgage and the defense of numerous counterclaims; a judgment of foreclosure by sale following a court trial entered in lender’s favor with the borrower taking nothing on its counterclaims—supplemental judgment later entered with the lender being paid its entire debt
- Represented financial institutions and private lenders in the sale and purchase of numerous commercial loans
Member, Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
Member, New York State Bar Association