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, cooperatives, 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 Country Hedging, Inc. (the commodity trading subsidiary of CHS)  as a commodity branch manager and market analyst in Kansas City, advising clients on commodity hedging strategies and trading agricultural futures and options for grain and livestock producers and grain cooperatives in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.


  • 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 grain, livestock, poultry and dairy companies, and agricultural cooperatives in ongoing credit, marketing, production, distribution, and regulatory compliance
  • Represents food processors, distributors, retailers, and franchisers in ongoing credit, marketing, production, distribution, food safety, and regulatory compliance
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