Peter W. Raish

Banking & Finance, Restructuring, Special Situations


Some of the world’s largest commercial banks, investment companies, and financial sponsors have relied on Peter for his counsel in a wide variety of financing transactions, including fully underwritten acquisition financings, reserve-based and asset-based credit facilities, institutional terms loans, general corporate financings, refinancings, debtor-in-possession credit facilities and exit financings.

Clients leverage Peter’s substantial transactional experience to negotiate, document and consummate significant financings across many industries; however, his extensive involvement in financing transactions focusing on the U.S domestic oil and gas exploration & production, midstream and related services sectors, combined with his background as an independent landman, are hallmarks of his practice.

Peter has served clients including JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of Montreal, PNC, Capital One, KKR, Blackstone, Riverstone, and Southwire.



  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in the $314.7 million senior secured superpriority debtor-in-possession credit facility and the $629.4 million senior secured exit credit facility for EP Energy.
  • Regions Bank, as administrative agent, in the $105 million senior secured superpriority debtor-in-possession credit facility for Ebix, Inc.
  • Southwire, as borrower, in its $1 billion sustainability-linked asset-based loan facility.
  • A closely held wholesale energy marketing firm in its initial corporate lines of credit and subsequent $100 million syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Various arrangers, administrative agents, financial sponsors, portfolio companies, and privately held independent exploration and production companies in numerous reserve-based revolving credit facilities and term loan facilities ranging in size from $150 million to $4 billion.*
  • The arranger and administrative agent in a $600 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $400 million term loan credit facility for a wholly owned subsidiary of an independent, publicly traded oilfield services company with U.S. domestic onshore and offshore and international operations.*
  • The arranger and administrative agent in a $1.5 billion asset-based revolving credit facility for a publicly traded, independent provider of compression services in numerous shale plays throughout the United States.*
  • The arranger and administrative agent in a $1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for an independent, publicly traded petroleum refiner with operations throughout the United States and Canada.*
  • A Fortune 500 automobile retail consolidator in its $1.8 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility.*

* Experience prior to joining Mayer Brown.

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  • Centenary College of Louisiana, BA
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, JD, cum laude


  • Texas