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Clark Hill Thorp Reed lawyers exemplify the firm’s commitment to hard work, high ethical standards and dedication to client service. Our attorneys practice in diverse areas of law, and combine a multidisciplinary approach to solving legal problems. The bottom line: Clients of Clark Hill Thorp Reed benefit from attorneys whose expertise and commitment deliver effective client outcomes and superior legal service.

Peter K. Blume


412 394 7762 Office
215 640 8500 Office
412 394 2555 Fax

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

One Commerce Square
2005 Market St, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Peter K. Blume is a member of the firm's Business and Investment Management / Private Equity Practice Groups. He previously served as Head of Thorp Reed & Armstrong's Corporate Practice Group from 2007 to 2013. He has over 25 years of experience representing businesses ranging from start-up ventures to public companies on a wide array of issues, including formation, venture capital financings, public and private offerings, and joint ventures. He also is actively engaged in advising broker-dealers and investment advisers on regulatory compliance issues, including SEC and state enforcement matters. Peter is a frequent lecturer on these and other topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is "AV" rated (the highest rating available) by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory.

AV rating 2012


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1981
    Member, Notre Dame Journal of Legislation
  • B.A., Yale University, 1978
    John Addison Porter Prize in American History

Professional / Civic Activities

  • President and Co-Founder, Aquinas Academy
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Lecturer, Graduate School of Justice Studies, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana Township Zoning Hearing Board

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Publications / Presentations

  • "SEC Decides Not To Appeal Rule 14a-11 Proxy Access Decision; Rule 14a-8 Stay Expires Next Week," E-Alert, September 2011.
  • Presenter, "Recent Legal Developments Affecting Investment Advisers," Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh - Financial "Four"um, October 2010.
  • Speaker, ?Federal Enforcement Actions Against Gatekeepers: Recent Trends in DOJ and SEC Actions Against In-House Counsel,? Delaware Valley Association for Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA) seminar, August 2010.
  • Lecturer, CFP® Continuing Education Conference, ?Ethics in an Ever-Changing Regulatory World,? February 2010.
  • Co-author, ?A Survey of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,? Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2009 (PBI No. 2009-5748).
  • Speaker, ?A Survey of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,? PBI seminars in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, June 2009.
  • Moderator, ?Oversight of Non-Traditional Investments Products,? Duquesne University Symposium on ?Ethics, Regulations and Risk Management: A New Paradigm for the Financial Services Industry,? April 2009.
  • Speaker, "Antitrust Developments Affecting the Flat Glass Industry," National Flat Glass Logistics Council Meeting, Atlanta, February, 2009.
  • "Cease and Desist! How to Send An Order and What to Do if You Get One," TEQ Magazine, December 2004.
  • Author, "Investment Management Update: SEC Heightens Focus on E-Mail In Investment Adviser Examinations," Communique, December 2004.
  • Co-author, "SEC Proposed Rule-Making: Registration Of Hedge Fund Advisers," Client Update, July 2004.
  • Co-author, "Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys Practicing Before the SEC," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2003 (PBI No. 2003-3412).
  • Co-author, "E-Commerce, Legal and Practical Issues," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 2000 (PBI 2000-2575).