Peter E. Swain


Santa Monica

(310) 460-4468

(310) 594-3087

Peter represents numerous companies, funds, lenders, family offices, and high-net worth entrepreneurs, primarily in the real estate industry. His practice includes purchases, sales, financings, workouts, and joint ventures. In addition, Peter represents individuals and private entities with respect to corporate governance, securities law matters, and other board and stockholder affairs.

Peter received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Cozen O’Connor Announces Hiring of Gilchrist & Rutter Attorneys

September 27, 2017

Cozen O’Connor is thrilled to announce that effective October 1, 2017, all of the lawyers from the Los Angeles real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, will join the firm.


Eight Key Issues for Potential Opportunity Zone Investors [Wealth Management]

May 10, 2019

Paul Rutter and Peter Swain discuss factors that could impact investors interested in pursuing opportunity zone investments.


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), J.D., 2000
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1997

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2021