Mr. Peterson is an Associate Attorney at Westfall Law, focusing on business law, commercial transactions, general corporate law and the laws and policies developing around emergent technologies. Ethan counsels on all types of corporate issues, from incorporation and reorganization to general corporate governance and the securing of licenses and permits; from consolidation and mergers to divestitures and dissolution, all with a specific focus on small and closely-held businesses. Ethan also conducts commercial litigation, plans and administers small and medium estates, and practices Landlord Tenant Law and Environmental Law to include due diligence, permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues.

Before joining Westfall Law as an intern in May 2016, Ethan served as a legal intern at Millennium and Copthorne Hotels in London, UK. As an excelling 3L, Ethan volunteered with the Syrian Accountability Project and the Syracuse University Program for Refugee Assistance, and competed on a team placing in the top 5 of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Regional Finals.

Ethan has research interests in International and National Security Law and International Economics and Business, and received a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counterterrorism Law from the Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism (INSCT) at SUCOL.

Ethan Peterson - Attorney

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State
  • US Virgin Islands
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court of the Virgin Islands


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.S., International Relations
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Political Science 
  • Certificate in Maritime Law & Shipping Contracts
Lloyds Maritime Academy Maritime Law & Shipping
  • MWBE NYS Minority Women Business Enterprise

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