Peter Larkin provides legal counsel and representation to accountants and accounting firms in connection with all aspects of their businesses. He is co-chair of Wilson Elser’s national Accountants practice. In addition to professional malpractice defense and commercial disputes, Peter’s practice encompasses regulatory investigations and proceedings, risk management, ethics proceedings, and transactional matters involving accounting firms. He also represents businesses and banking institutions in a wide array of commercial disputes.
Given his strong working knowledge of accounting principles and familiarity with the New York Office of the Professions, Peter regularly is called upon by accountants facing ethics complaints and the potential loss of license. Peter also is involved in such diverse areas as securities, tax and banking laws, RICO, ERISA, accounting standards, fraud investigations, employment disputes, post-employment restrictive covenants, purchases and sales of professional practices, partnership disputes and separations, and risk management and best practices for accounting and financial professionals. Peter’s effectiveness in these matters is built on his ability to not only translate the law for his clients but also fluently communicate the principles of the accounting profession to judges, juries and opposing counsel.
Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Peter was a court attorney and senior court attorney with the New York Appellate Division, Second Department. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting.