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Peter Cancelmo practices in the area of corporate and securities law.

Peter represents U.S. and international clients in financial and business transactions. These include public and private securities offerings, Rule 144A placements, Regulation S offerings, PIPE transactions, tender offers, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to advising corporate clients on matters arising from their status as public companies, including periodic reporting and disclosure obligations, corporate governance and securities exchange listing matters. Additionally, Peter's practice includes frequent representation of private technology companies and venture investors.

Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, Peter practiced in the corporate and securities area at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, in Boston and in the New York office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, a major Canadian law firm.

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, The First Tee of Greater Seattle, 2013-Present
  • Board Member, Washington Clean Technology Alliance, 2010-2014



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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • "Securities Law and Financing the Emerging Business," 2011 Advising the Small Business Client: Legal Issues for the Emerging Business Owner Seminar, Washington State Bar Association CLE
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 9.22.11
  • “Incorporation and Early Stage Finance for Growth Companies,” The Founder Institute
    Speaking Engagement
    Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 1.3.11
  • "Incorporation and Early Stage Legal Issues," The Founder Institute
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 2.9.10
  • "Politics and Your Project," Harvesting Clean Energy Conference 2010
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 2.8.10
  • "Clean Technology Finance During the Downturn," Washington Clean Technology Alliance and Washington Technology Industry Association
    Speaking Engagement
    The Rainier Club, Seattle, WA, 1.22.09



  • Washington, 2007 
  • Massachusetts, 2003


Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

  • Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review

Saint Michael's College, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2000

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2013-2018
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