Peter L. Henderer


Practice Areas

Business Law
Government Relations
Medical Campus Development
Real Estate & Finance
Wine & Spirits Industry


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
  • Bowdoin College, A.B., magna cum laude, Economics & Environmental Studies, 1993


  • Virginia 1997
  • Delaware 1997
  • New Jersey 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey 1997
  • District of Columbia 2004

Contact Information

1111 East Main Street
Suite 2100
P.O. Box 796
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0796

P: (804) 775-3833
F: (804) 775-7212

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Peter is experienced counsel to real estate developers, landowners, landlords, tenants, commercial lenders, closely held businesses, and major corporations. He is a member of the Real Estate & Finance and Business Law groups and focuses his practice principally in the areas real estate development and finance.

As counsel, Peter advises clients on every aspect of real estate development, including acquisition, financing, complex debt and equity financing structures, regulatory compliance, leasing, and sales. Peter represents both for-profit and non-profit developers, and has extensive experience with the development of multifamily and mixed-used properties utilizing low income housing tax credits and both federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits. Additionally, Peter guides clients in navigating the multifaceted aspects of urban redevelopment, the complexity of mixed-use and condominium projects, the nuances of utility easements, and the debt restructuring of challenged projects. Peter’s experience in real estate financing includes the use of HUD-insured debt, tax-exempt bonds, taxable bonds, equity syndications, mezzanine debt, and a broad variety of conventional loans, both for lenders and for borrowers.

Peter also handles the ancillary corporate matters in structuring transactions, including aspects of limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and non-profit corporations.


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Young Lawyers, 2008
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite, Real Estate/Land Use, 2009

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association