Peter Demuth

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  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Ithaca College (BA)

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Peter is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and his practice focuses on providing strategic counseling on a broad range of corporate and fiduciary issues.  He was the Chair of the Corporate & Securities Section for 9 years until 2014.

Peter returned to Mintz Levin in 2004 from his position in executive management for Sun Life Financial’s US operations. Before joining Sun Life in 1998, Peter practiced at Mintz Levin for 10 years, became a Member in the firm in 1992, and was the Manager of the Corporate & Securities Practice from 1994 to 1996.

Peter provides strategic direction on mergers and acquisitions, investments and financings, fiduciary and governance matters, other complex transactions, business start-ups, and general corporate matters. He is a seasoned advisor who works with public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs in industries as diverse as consumer products, financial services, health care, technology, biotechnology, and real estate. He has substantial experience counseling boards and management on transactional, business development, and operations matters.

In his most recent role at Sun Life, Peter served as vice president, chief strategy and business development officer for US operations. He was responsible for the organization’s acquisition and disposition activity, leading US strategy development, and management for two operating subsidiaries. Peter also served Sun Life as vice president, chief counsel for US operations, during which time he managed the law and compliance departments and was responsible for the legal affairs of the US operations, including corporate governance, business acquisitions and dispositions, dispute resolution, regulatory matters, investments, product development and distribution, intellectual property matters, and human resource matters.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Board of Directors, The Center for Legal Aid Education
  • Nonprofit consultant, Harvard Business School Association of Boston Community Action Partners


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