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Peter J. Tennyson

Senior Counsel, Corporate Department


Peter J. Tennyson is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. Tennyson concentrates his practice in corporate transactional work, including corporate buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and the public and private placement of securities. A major portion of his practice involves the negotiation, structuring, and financing of acquisitions and dispositions for privately held companies and private equity funds. He has been involved in transactions in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and New Zealand, among others.


  • Received the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year award for Transactional Work for 2003
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 2006


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Purdue University, B.A., 1968

Engagement & Publications

  • Serves as a panelist and speaker for the University of California continuing education programs on business law, mergers, and corporate directors


  • Served as a director of several companies and civic organizations, including the Orange County High School of the Arts

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
Global Finance
Direct Lending and Private Credit Lending
Securities and Capital Markets
Trade Secrets
Intellectual Property
Asset-Based Lending




California Bar


University of Virginia, School of Law, J.D. 1975
Purdue University, B.A. 1968

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