In conjunction with the award, he will be honored with a portrait unveiling on May 30, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
Established in 1973, the Distinguished Law Graduate award recognizes graduates who have rendered service to their clients and the legal community in accord with the spirit of the mission of St. Mary’s University and St. Mary’s University School of Law. Pete’s portrait will be unveiled and hung in the Sarita Kennedy East Law Library.
Pete has more than 35 years of experience representing clients in the energy and natural resources area. He has advised clients concerning all aspects of exploration, production, transportation, processing, sale and marketing of oil and gas and other natural resources. Pete not only advises clients with regard to oil and gas matters, but also has many years’ experience with regard to the exploration, production, transportation and leasing of hard minerals, including coal and uranium. Pete has also advised clients concerning the sale and purchase of natural gas storage facilities and secondary recovery operations. He advises clients regarding the formation of and use of various entities, both public and private, and the financing of the acquisition and development of oil and gas, coal, uranium, and related assets. Pete received his B.A. from the University of Texas and his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he is an adjunct professor.