Peter Wilder is a shareholder with the Banking and Financial Institutions Practice Group. His clients include banks, licensed financial services companies, trust companies, majority shareholders and senior executives. Peter provides a wide range of corporate and regulatory advice on topics such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic revenue enhancement strategies, branch sales, capital raises, vendor contracts and consumer finance laws. He has also provided legislative support to Wisconsin banking and mortgage banking trade associations.
Peter got his start in banking as a law clerk for the general counsel of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. There he spent two years conducting in depth financial and operational analyses of a publicly traded bank holding company. He has since returned as a faculty member to teach Law & Regulation classes to all second year students.
Peter especially enjoys working with boards of directors, executive management teams and family ownership groups on strategic matters, and is a regular speaker at trade association meetings and executive peer group gatherings. As a service to the banking industry, Peter regularly shares ideas regarding current issues as part of the firm’s Bank Strategy Briefing series.
Admitted To Practice
Faculty – Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Former Board of Directors and Legislative Committee, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
Named a Up & Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2014 - 2019)
Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with distinction