BALTIMORE, August 31, 2022—Jeffrey W. Peyton has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its Baltimore office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Peyton was a principal at Miles & Stockbridge.
“Our firm’s growth trajectory is accelerating and it is great when experienced corporate lawyers want to join us,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “Duane Morris has terrific momentum as we continue to grow and execute on our strategic plan. I am confident that we will continue to be a destination firm for top talent like Jeff Peyton.”
“Our practice group continues to be high-performing and expanding in terms of how we can service and respond to our clients. We have a great team with a deep bench of talent,” said Brian P. Kerwin, chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.
“It is terrific to add to our ranks in Baltimore and provide Jeff with a strong base from which to utilize the firm’s national platform,” added Robert B. Hopkins, managing partner of the Duane Morris Baltimore office.
Peyton is a commercial finance lawyer who represents national and regional banks, asset-based lenders, mezzanine lenders, financial institutions and other business creditors in a variety of commercial loan transactions. Previously, he served as the judicial clerk to the Honorable Althea M. Handy of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. During law school, Peyton clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal appellate section, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of General Counsel and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. His prior career was as a licensed financial adviser and financial analyst.
Added Peyton, “I’m so pleased to be part of Duane Morris, which offers a unique and collaborative culture that will enable me to accelerate the growth of my practice.”
Peyton is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 2012), the University of Colorado (M.B.A., 2007) and St. Mary's College of Maryland (B.A., 2004).
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