Peter C.B. BynoeSenior Advisor
Peter C.B. Bynoe focuses his practice on the development and financing of major infrastructure project projects nationwide, as well as multinational corporate transactions.
He has represented states, counties and cities in their negotiations for stadia and arena deals for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, Miami Heat, Washington Commanders, Milwaukee Brewers, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Vikings.
Peter has served on the Boards of SEC reporting companies for 35 Illinois years. He has been a director of Jacor Communications, J&G Industries, Huffman-Koos, Inc., the River Valley Savings Bank, Blue Chip Broadcasting, Uniroyal Technology Corporation, Rewards Network, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation and Covanta Holding Company. He is currently a director of WellAir Group Limited and Ardent Health Services. Peter is the Chairman of Flagship Communities REIT (TSX;MHC/U:CT).
In 2008, he was one of the six recipients of the 2008 Harvard Alumni Association Award, honoring outstanding service to the university through alumni activities. Among the accolades he has received in his career, Crain's Chicago Business has named him to its annual list of "Who's Who in Chicago Business."
On July 15, 1989 he was named "Athlete of the Week" by ABC Wide World of Sports.
- Speaker, "Sports M&A," Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit, New York, October 25, 2012
- Panelist, "Building Better Boards," Corporate Board Member, Nominating/Governance Committee Series, Chicago, September 11, 2019
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Peter managed Telemat Ltd., a business consulting firm that he founded in 1982. Peter has gained substantial project management and financial services consulting experience operating from this platform. From 1988 to 1992, Peter served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, a joint venture of the City of Chicago and State of Illinois created to develop a new Comiskey Park for the Chicago White Sox. Peter was responsible for all aspects of planning and executing the development of this $250 million project. The facility was completed on time and several million dollars under budget.
Additionally, Peter was owner and managing general partner of the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. He planned, organized and executed the acquisition of the Nuggets in 1989. After overseeing the complete reorganization of the team, on and off the court, Peter sold his interest in the franchise in August 1992.
Peter also served as a consultant to the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Atlanta Committee to Organize the Olympic Games in preparation for the 1996 Summer Games. He was involved in defining the conceptual framework for the 85,000 seat Olympic Stadium that has been converted to a 45,000 seat baseball stadium for the Atlanta Braves; developing a $210 million budget for the stadium's construction; and negotiating a lease agreement that induced the Braves to occupy the renovated facility. As a Senior Partner at DLA Piper, he led a team that advised the London Olympic Committee in its preparation for the 2012 Summer Games.
Civic and Charitable
Peter has given the City of Chicago and State of Illinois more than 20 years of public service, chairing the Chicago Commission on Landmarks, the Chicago Plan Commission and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority. He is a life trustee of the Goodman Theatre, a Vice Chair of the Rush University Medical Center and a director of The CORE Center for the Prevention, Care and Research of Infectious Diseases. Peter was an elected member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers from October 1992 to June 2001.
Memberships And Affiliations
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois