Peter A. Strauss

Adjunct Professor
J.D., St. John's University School of Law B.A., Washington University, St. Louis

Peter A. Strauss, counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s Real Estate Practice, has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional work, including prior experience with international law firms, and as a senior officer in business and legal affairs for the world’s largest diversified venue owner and operator and producer of live entertainment events.  He has advised and negotiated on behalf of clients in a wide range of transactions, including representing both owners and tenants in complex lease transactions in New York City and throughout the United States and owners in the largest office lease transactions in New York City in terms of square footage and with respect to the highest rents fetched. Peter also represents lenders in secured and unsecured credit facilities, large construction loans, multi-state transactions and large loan workouts, borrowers in large mortgage loans, developers, equity investors, and parties to joint ventures.

Peter also has expertise in construction issues and advises owners with respect to development management agreements, construction contracts and construction administration issues.

Peter has authored publications in The Real Estate Finance & Investment and Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and serves as a member of the American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trusts Law Section, Real Estate Board of New York, American Bar Association: Construction Law Forum, International Council of Shopping Centers and Empire State Counsel® (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.