Peter J. Rho

Areas of Practice
  • Business
  • Corporate
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Real Estate

Columbia Business School, M.B.A, 2006; University of the Pacific McGeorge SOL, J.D., 1998; University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. 1994

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Korean

Los Angeles Office


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Peter J. Rho is a partner in the transactions group. He advises U.S. and international clients on a broad range of transactional matters with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and startup companies. He serves as primary outside counsel to companies and entrepreneurs in various sectors, including technology, media, entertainment, real estate and general commercial business.

Mr. Rho has extensive experience in the negotiation, structuring and preparation of agreements and documentation for a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, music and film production, technology, licensing, distribution, marketing, business formation, strategic alliances and commercial real estate and lease transactions.

Mr. Rho’s experience includes:

  • Representation of a publicly traded Korean entertainment company in connection with its entry into the U.S. market.
  • Representation of a logistics company with over 200 offices worldwide in connection with the restructuring and reorganization of subsidiaries located through the United States.
  • Assisting a publicly traded healthcare company with a registered direct securities offering.
  • Representation of a Korean financial institution in its sale of distressed assets to a U.S. investment bank and a consortium of international investors.
  • Representation of Korea’s largest agricultural cooperative in connection with its joint venture with France’s largest agricultural cooperative to establish and manage an investment trust management company.

Mr. Rho is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Korean Health Education and Information Research Center and an active member of the Korean American Bar Association, serving as chair of its legal diversity committee and a regular volunteer at their monthly pro-bono clinics. Mr. Rho also serves as Treasurer for the International Association of Korean Lawyers.