Peter D. Singh Jr.

Peter D. Singh Jr.

Corporate Counsel // Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Peter's latest experience is working with a private equity company in North Carolina as Corporate Counsel and M&A Attorney with Eli Global.

Singh received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2015 with Intellectual Property and Corporate Law concentrations and a B.B.A. from Hofstra University in 2012, cum laude, with a Legal Studies in Business major. After law school and through October 2017, he was working with Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP, a boutique corporate and entertainment law firm in New York City. In his time with WSMB, Peter assisted with a wide range of matters including copyright and trademark cases, complex commercial litigation, dispute resolution, contract drafting and negotiation.

Outside the office, Singh served as a certified FINRA Arbitrator on panels in Philadelphia and New York, BBB Arbitrator, Mediator with the Nassau County Supreme Court Commercial Division, as well as a professional musician, model and founder of Alarm Mattress Topper Inc., which is home to his invention, the Timely Topper™ mattress pad. Negotiation skills are critical and transferable, and he's studied to enhance and develop those skills with training and experience in mediation and arbitration.

Versatility and focus may seem like tensile strengths at odds, but the mark of Peter's brand is the ability to fully engage each endeavor with initiative and intensity before switching gears. As a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arbitrator, mediator, inventor and corporate/entertainment lawyer, he delivers on his clients' needs with his own stamp of precision on every project.

DISCLAIMER: This material may be considered attorney advertising under certain rules of professional conduct. Singh is not licensed in North Carolina, but serving as corporate counsel licensed in New York and New Jersey.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Arbitrator
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Current
• Conduct arbitration hearings to render opinions and make decisions in disputes. • Certified for BBB AUTO LINE cases involving automative warranty cases as well as other conflicts between consumers and businesses.
Mediator
New York State Supreme Court
- Current
• Facilitate dispute resolution as a member of the Nassau and Queens County Supreme Court Commercial Division Mediation Panels.
Arbitrator
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
- Current
• Resolve disputes from securities industry by weighing facts, hearing all sides of disputes, studying evidence and rendering final binding decision.
Corporate Counsel
Eli Global
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Eli Global is an investment banking firm with Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Financing operations at its worldwide headquarters in Durham, NC. This private equity and venture capital company is comprised of over 80 portfolio businesses operating across multiple sectors including marketing & sales, financial services, insurance, mortgage, enthusiasts and collectibles, professional certification and training, ophthalmology/optometry products and practices, healthcare, and health engagement. There are over 5,500 employees around the world in more than 20 locations. Corporate Counsel (February 2018-present); M&A Attorney (November 2017-January 2018) • Associate counsel with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions and a range of other corporate and commercial transactions. • Oversee transactions from NDA stage through structuring, negotiation, and closing. • Draft and negotiate deal documents and perform legal due diligence on target companies. • Provide generalist counsel to portfolio companies including employment matters, trademark/IP counseling, and regulatory compliance.
Manager - Advertising Royalties
Megatron Music Management, Inc.
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• Oversee administration and collection of broadcast music royalties for publishers.
Associate
Winslett, Studnicky, McCormick & Bomser
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Practice areas with boutique corporate & entertainment law firm include • Dispute Resolution: litigation, arbitration and mediation • Entertainment: music, publishing, film, theater, TV, apps and games • Corporate & Securities: business formation, financing, M&A and contracts • IP Protection & Licensing: copyrights, trademarks, software and new media
Legal Extern
Law Offices of Joshua Graubart, P.C.
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• Handled remote intellectual property and entertainment law assignments.
Research Assistant
Duke University School of Law
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• Official note taker/class scribe for Intellectual Property (LAW.270.01) and Entertainment Law (LAW.530.01) courses.
Summer Associate
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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• Researched and drafted memoranda advising client on streamlining regulatory disclosures after comparing 10-K to peer companies' filings, elements of claim for breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, class certification where counterclaims require individual inquiries and which are covered transactions subject to CFIUS review. • Participated in series of assignment modules simulating processes of preparing executive summary of due diligence review and markup of letter of intent, and drafting complaint and motion to dismiss.
Judicial Intern for the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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• Assisted Judge Pratter & law clerks in federal court chambers. • Researched and drafted memoranda of law on scope and limitations of litigation privilege under Pennsylvania law, standing of non-attorneys to challenge Rules of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Enforcement for lawyers, eleventh amendment immunity of government entities from civil liability and factors to determine whether a working person is an employee or an independent contractor. • Organized and prepared documents to compile trial binder for wrongful termination suit. • Shadowed civil and criminal pretrial conferences, mediations, meetings, hearings and trials.
SEO Law Fellow
Proskauer Rose
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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) connects initiative with opportunity through their Corporate Law Program by selecting excellent incoming law students to work at top law firms. SEO Interns observe and experience first-hand the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of attorneys at some of the nation’s most prestigious firms. Interns also participate in SEO's Corporate Law Institute (CLI), an exclusive two-week law school preparatory program. Law professors and professionals provide interns with overviews of first year courses, exam preparation and practice, and lessons for life in the legal industry. At Proskauer, SEO Interns are essentially integrated into the Summer Associate class in a position artfully described as a hybrid between a Summer and a Paralegal. I gained a breadth and depth of experience from legal projects and shadowing opportunities in multiple departments like corporate and litigation, as well as more discrete practice areas including real estate and labor. Some assignments included document review, legal research, internal investigations, and workshops on mergers & acquisitions and negotiation. • Conducted due diligence review and data entry of over 2,000 leases for merger. • Investigated phone records for pro bono murder for hire case. • Analyzed emails between companies to expose a corporate conspiracy. • Spotted and flagged transcripts for testimony of interest to client in a related litigation. • Proofread real estate contracts and organized deal documents. • Developed a deal from negotiation to signing in the Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop. • Practiced techniques to reach agreements in Negotiations Workshop.
Office Assistant
Hofstra University School of Law
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• Assisted with law school admissions and financial aid administration. • Promoted to managing student aids in Office of Enrollment Management. • Reviewed applications to ensure completion and evaluate candidates. • Duties include mailing, filing, shredding, spreadsheets and database work.
Education
Duke University School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Intellectual Property and Corporate Law concentrations
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Activities: Black Law Students Association (Vice-President & 1L Rep), Mock Trial Board, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (Chaplain), Tricky Dick Variety Show (Band Leader), IP & Cyberlaw Society and Intramural Basketball
Hofstra University
B.B.A. (2012) | Legal Studies in Business
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Honors: Honors College, dean's list, cum laude, Golden Key International Honour Society and Black/Hispanic Alumni Association Award
Activities: Hofstra Gospel Ensemble (President), Discovery Program (Discovery Leader), Club Basketball (Captain), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (Big/Mentor) and Pre-Law Society
Awards
Community Empowerment Award
New York Life Insurance Company & H.E.V.N. Coalition
Certificate of Honor & Recognition presented at The Glow Conference on August 27, 2016, sponsored and presented by the H.E.V.N. Coalition & New York Life Insurance Company
Black/Hispanic Alumni Association Award
Hofstra University
Scholarship award for academic achievement
Professional Associations
Better Business Bureau
Arbitrator
- Current
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Member
- Current
State Bar of New York # 5481536
Attorney
- Current
Dramatists Legal Defense Fund
Pro Bono Counsel
- Current
Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority # A60960
Arbitrator
- Current
Activities: Certified to hear cases panels in Philadelphia and New York
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Community Service Committee and Young Lawyers Section
Duke Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
Member
- Current
Hillsong Church Legal Advisory Board
Member
- Current
Entertainment Lawyers Group
Member
- Current
Practicing Attorneys for Law Students
Mentor
- Current
New York City Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Entertainment Committee (August 2017-July 2020) and Entertainment Law Committee Affiliate Member (September 2017-August 2018)
National Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Intellectual Property Law Section, Young Lawyers Action Group Committee; Young Lawyers Division; Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industry
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
Mentor
- Current
Activities: SEO Corporate Law Program (Summer 2012), SEO Federal Judicial Clerkship (Summer 2013) and Mentor (March 2017-present)
Speaking Engagements
Music // Business, PACT Program, New York, NY
Legal Outreach, Inc.
The Pathways to Achievement and Community Transformation (PACT) program is an all-male version of Legal Outreach’s Law and Justice Institute, designed to address the growing achievement and outlook gap facing Black and Latino boys from underserved communities. In an hour-long speech entitled “Music // Business” at New York University School of Law, Peter will present the story of his personal path to entertainment law and facilitate an exercise the kids will dig – bringing instruments so the students can collaborate to create a composition/beat, negotiate a split sheet for rights and royalties, and walk through the key terms of licensing and distribution contracts.
TED-Style Talk, CLICKS Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, New York, NY
New York City Bar Association (NYCBA)
Organized by the New York City Bar Association and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. Designed for high school students, this comprehensive all-day symposium provided valuable information on everything from drafting a resume to a career in sports and entertainment law. Panelists and presenters, drawn from in-house counsel and law firm attorneys, discussed trends and challenges in the sports and entertainment industry, while providing advice to the students.
Certifications
Arbitrator
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Mediator
New York State Supreme Court
Notary Public
State of New York
Arbitrator
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Attorney
State of New York
Attorney
State of New Jersey
Federal Court Admissions
United States District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
Basic Mediation Training
New York City Bar Association (NYCBA)
Real Estate Broker
State of New York
Advanced Commercial Mediation Training
New York City Bar Association (NYCBA)
Websites & Blogs
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