Jeffrey A. Peterson

Principal, Commercial Financial Services Co-Chair
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Valene Perpich
Direct: 320.202.5317

Jeff Peterson focuses his practice on commercial transactions, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and agricultural and food law. He is a frequent speaker on agriculture and finance topics and is a former chair of the American Bar Association Agricultural and Agribusiness Financing Subcommittee. Jeff is co-managing attorney of the St. Cloud office and co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Financial Services Practice Group.

Jeff previously practiced law in the Kansas City area. He has a background in agribusiness, working for a large agricultural cooperative as a commodity market analyst in Minneapolis and Kansas City prior to graduating from law school.


  • Represents lenders in commercial and agricultural loan negotiations and documentation  
  • Represents lenders in commercial and agricultural loan workouts
  • Represents lenders, lessors and trade vendors in commercial and agricultural bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations
  • Represents lenders and trade vendors in bankruptcy litigation, including preference and fraudulent conveyance actions
  • Represents livestock and other agricultural producers in ongoing credit, marketing, production and regulatory compliance
  • Represents food companies in ongoing credit, marketing, production, distribution, food safety and regulatory compliance 
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