Pete’s primary focus is construction, energy and complex contract law. He serves as chair of the firm’s Construction group and heads up its Construction Litigation practice as well as the import/export practice of the International group. He is also co-chair of both the Energy Industry Team and the Probate Litigation practice. In addition, Pete advises and guides clients on matters of federal government contract; oil and gas; customs and agency regulation; international law; and business, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration.
He is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University and a frequent lecturer at professional and legal seminars. He has spoken in such arenas as the American Bar Association Annual Convention, The American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Construction Superconference, International Energy Conference on developing, constructing, operating and securing international energy/power projects, Airport Counsels Institute, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, Ohio Mechanical Contractors’ Association, Cleveland State University’s Executive MBA Program, International Bar Association, American Arbitration Association and Price, Waterhouse & Cooper, Inc.
A published author, Pete has been featured in Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, The Construction Lawyer, Builders Exchange, Insights magazine of Willamette Management Associates and Willamette Capital, Contract Management, Dispute Resolution Journal, and NACVA, News for the Financial Consultant.
Pete served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Army, continuing his distinguished military service there as a Department of Defense contract litigation attorney. He joined Calfee in 1990 and became a partner in 1993.