Peter V. Michaud

Partner He / Him / His

Peter V. Michaud serves as Chair of Ballard Spahr, a national firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and administrative professionals across 15 U.S. offices. As Chair, he guides the strategic direction of the firm, oversees growth and client development, and leads its Executive Committee.

Peter guides Ballard Spahr’s mission to go beyond expectations—providing legal representation and business solutions of the highest quality, delivered with uncommon efficiency, responsiveness, and skill. He reinforces the firm’s commitment to exceptional client service, attracting and developing top talent, and strengthening its ongoing dedication to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Representative Matters

  • Ongoing representation of one of the country's largest publicly-traded food distribution service companies including a series of over twenty acquisitions throughout the United States.
  • Represented a Chicago-based private equity firm in a series of acquisitions (and ongoing ownership) of metal fabrication companies.
  • Represented a Denver-based private equity firm in a series of roll-up acquisitions (and subsequent divestitures) of medical and health products suppliers.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

Twin Cities Business, "100 People to Know," 2023

Twin Cities Business, "Notable LGBTQ Executive," 2023

Legal 500, Outsourcing, 2020

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013, 2015, 2020, 2023

Board Memberships & Community Service

Call for Justice, LLC, Board of Directors



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 1997, cum laude)

Hamline University (B.A., 1991, magna cum laude)



Not admitted to practice in Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. Supreme Court