Peter Olsen is a partner in the New York office of Paul Hastings and is the Global Chair of the firm's Real Estate Development Group.  His practice includes construction and development; acquisitions and dispositions; financings and refinancings; restructurings, recapitalizations and workouts; ground leases; and complex joint venture agreements. Mr. Olsen represents major financial institutions, private equity funds, developers, and owners of real estate in connection with all types of real estate assets including office, hospitality and multi-family.


  • Chambers USA, New York Real Estate (2020-2024)
  • The Legal 500, Leading Lawyer, Real Estate (2021-2023)


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.B.A., 1985 (summa cum laude)

Practice Areas

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate

Hospitality and Leisure

Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures

Real Estate Development and Construction

Real Estate Restructuring and Reorganization




New York Bar


New York University School of Law, J.D. 1989

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.B.A. 1985

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