Peter E. Meltzer

Partner, Creditors' Rights and Real Estate Managing Partner
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Direct: 267.295.3363
Cell: 215.837.0666
2000 Market Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
T: 215.972.7900
F: 215.564.7699


Dana L. Henley
215.972.7900 ext. 4140
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Peter Meltzer represents national and local financial institutions, loan servicers, commercial landlords, title companies and equipment lessors throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Peter Meltzer is the chair of our creditors’ rights department, and our real estate department. He also specializes in commercial litigation. Peter represents a significant number of national and local financial institutions on commercial and residential loans, as well as loan servicers, federal credit unions, automobile finance companies, debt purchasers, credit card companies, commercial landlords, title companies and equipment lessors. In connection with this representation, he handles commercial litigation, foreclosures, workouts, bankruptcies, debt collection, replevins, and any issues involving real estate, including title issues. He has been selected to the Martindale-Hubbell "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America" every year since 1997. Peter has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2011. 

In 2016-2017 and 2019-2020, Peter and the creditors' rights group were awarded the "Attorney Management Overall Performance Award” for excellence in service with respect to large balance loans by a nationally recognized lending institution.

Peter has given many lectures on creditors' rights and real estate and is the author of numerous articles which have been cited by many courts.

  • Won’t You Stay a Little Longer: Rejecting the Majority Interpretation of Section 362(c)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code (Am. Bk L.J,) 

  • Workouts and Bankruptcies on Loans Secured by Real Estate; Urban Land Institute

  • Getting Out of Jail Free: Can the Bankruptcy Plan Process Be Used to Release Non-Debtor Parties?, Am.Bk. L.J. 

  • Don't Stand Still After Standstill: Facilitating Intercreditor Subordinations (Secured Lender)

  • Disenfranchising the Dissenting Creditor: Circumventing Section 1129(a)(10) Through Artificial Classification, Am. Bk. L.J.

  • Whom Do You Trust; Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Ethics in the Bankruptcy Process, Comm. L.J.

He is also the author of four non-legal books: "The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Synonyms for Common Words" (3rd ed.), was published by Norton in 2015. It was the top-selling thesaurus in the U.S. over 70 weeks and has sold over 100,000 copies. "So You Think You Know Baseball? A Fan’s Guide to the Rules", was published by Norton in 2013 and was named one of the top 7 baseball books of 2013 by ESPN. “So You Think You Know the Presidents?” was published in 2014. A 4th book, a portrait of rock and roll music from 1965-1975 was published by Skyhorse Press in June, 2017.


Dana L. Henley
215.972.7900 ext. 4140
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