Peter Rivera concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, real property litigation, construction law, consulting and litigation, and commercial leasing.
Peter has experience in drafting and arguing complex motions in commercial litigation matters. He also provides expertise in Goldstein Hall’s Emerging Developer Program, which helps reduce barriers for new developers and contractors in the affordable housing industry. This fall, Peter will be among the featured conference speakers for SOMOS, a statewide policy and advocacy group for the Hispanic/Latino community. Peter will join panels on supportive housing and increasing minority and women participation in affordable housing.
Prior to joining Goldstein Hall in 2012, he was the CEO of Aguila, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides transitional housing for homeless families throughout the Bronx and northern Manhattan. During his nine-year tenure, Peter oversaw a $30 million budget with more than 1,300 families living in 40 homeless shelters, guiding the organization through one of New York City’s worst homeless crises. After leaving Aguila, Inc., Peter formed his own law firm, handling real estate transactions, contract matters and no-fault insurance claims filed with the American Arbitration Association.
Peter is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.
- Commercial Litigation
- Real Property Litigation
- Construction Law, Consulting and Litigation
- Commercial Leasing
- Bar Admissions
- State of New York
- State of New Jersey
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
- Business Development Board, Hudson Valley Bank
- Legal Presentations
- Speaker, Emerging Developer Seminar at Somos El Futuro Conference (Puerto Rico), November 2017
- Moderator, Enhancing Hispanic Participation in Affordable Housing, March 2017