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 banking, finance, 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 development and transactions.  Mr. Rho also manages client litigation, intellectual property, employment and bankruptcy/creditor matters.

Mr. Rho’s experience includes:

  • Representation of a middle market investment bank with various M&A transactions including an acquisition of a regional company and a merger with a public company.
  • Representation of a technology and entertainment start up with Series A venture capital financing.
  • Assisting a publicly traded healthcare company with a registered direct securities offering.
  • Representation of a publicly traded Korean entertainment company in connection with its entry into the U.S. market and ongoing representation for entertainment events, investments, acquisitions and various business transactions.
  • Representation of a logistics company with over 200 offices worldwide in connection with the restructuring and reorganization of subsidiaries located through the United States.
  • 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 President of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL).  He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the KHEIR Center and an active member of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).