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Peter H. Kyle

Peter H. Kyle

Associate
About

Peter H. Kyle's practice is primarily focused on corporate litigation in Delaware's Court of Chancery and complex commercial litigation in the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware.

Peter's work encompasses stockholder derivative actions, corporate valuation disputes, M&A litigation, books and records proceedings, arbitrations and internal investigations. Peter has litigated multiple matters through trial, including appraisal actions, contests for corporate control, and expedited proceedings pursuant to the Delaware General Corporation Law. He also regularly counsels corporations and their boards of directors with respect to contemplated transactions and corporate governance best practices.

Bar admissionsDelaware
CourtsUnited States District Court for the District of Delaware

EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully defended Chief Financial Officer against $3.5 million claim of personal liability
  • Successfully represented activist hedge fund focused on biotechnology investments in enforcing oral settlement agreement resolving proxy contest
  • Successfully represented multi-billion dollar investment fund in challenge to poison pill adopted by publicly traded corporation
  • Successfully represented founders of mobile application in enforcing terms of promissory note
  • Achieved successful resolution of litigation challenging defensive mechanism employed by a publicly-traded corporation in connection with an ongoing proxy contest
  • Achieved successful resolution of action challenging stock ownership of clients
  • Successfully represented investment management fund in obtaining corporate documents
  • Successfully defended prominent Delaware law firm in disqualification proceedings
  • Achieved successful resolution of action challenging distributions of limited liability company to its members
Education
  • J.D., College of William and Mary School of Law
    cum laude
  • M.P.P., College of William and Mary
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University
    magna cum laude

Bylines

  • Contracting for Performance: Restructuring the Private Prison Market, 54 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 2087 (2013)

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Peter worked at a prominent corporate litigation boutique in Delaware.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem through the Office of the Child Advocate

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