Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1978

University of Rochester, B.A., 1974

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  • Minnesota
  • Illinois 
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Peter J. Rue
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Peter Rue is co-chair of the firm's Financial Institutions and Real Estate section, and practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Financial transactions
  • Bank regulations

Prior to joining Briggs, Pete was a senior transaction attorney at U.S. Bank National Association in Minneapolis. He has 20 years combined in-house banking experience through his work at U.S. Bank, Continental Bank (Chicago) and The Northern Trust Company (Chicago). He is skilled in negotiating custom-drafted loan agreements.

Pete has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex credit transactions. Representative transactions include: syndicated lending; specialty finance for mortgage banking (warehousing and servicing-secured), insurance and bank holding companies, brokers and mutual funds, utilities, and other regulated businesses; asset-based finance; interest rate swaps and other derivatives; credit-enhancement and letters of credit; real estate finance; trade finance; and finance of individual investors/entrepreneurs.

Pete regularly advises clients on bank regulatory issues, restructuring, workout and exit strategies, equity investments, affiliate transactions, confidentiality and other topics.

While in law school, Pete was an editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. He is a frequent lecturer at legal seminars on banking and finance topics.