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Peter was born and raised in the Village of Long Branch, which is now part of the GTA. He graduated from the University of Toronto (Victoria University) in 1971 with a B.Sc., and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1974 with a J.D.

Peter was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976.   He practiced with and was a partner in a firm in Kitchener until 1999. During that period of time, Peter’s practice was generally devoted to corporate/commercial and real estate law, including such matters as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; bank and other lender securitization; security enforcement; income tax (including corporate reorganizations, amalgamations, capital gains, and rollovers); insolvency; estates; agri-business; shareholders’ agreements; and commercial and residential real estate and land development.

Peter then took on the role of in-house counsel for a Kitchener-based, private real estate development and property management company where he was primarily involved in commercial leasing, planning and development of commercial and residential real estate, and the acquisition and divestiture of commercial and residential real estate assets.

Peter joined Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP in May 2006 and provides legal services on behalf of SSM to one of SSM’s valued clients, the RWDI Group of companies, headquartered in Guelph, Ontario.

Peter is married with two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys a wide variety of sporting activities.


  • J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, 1974
  • B.Sc. University of Toronto, 1971