Expert Testimony



As President and CEO of PD&J Associates, LLC, Peter Leibundgut has over thirty years of legal, transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. He has also served as an expert witness and provided litigation support in several nationally known cases of first impression involving over One Billion Dollars of exposure. Mr. Leibundgut provides expert witness and litigation support in the following areas:

  • Lender Liability, Lending and Related Financial Fraud;
  • Creditor and Debtors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Turn-Arounds;
  • Legal Malpractice;
  • Financial Institution Credit Risk Management, Underwriting and Compliance;
  • Financial Due Diligence; and
  • Loan Documentation Disputes.

Mr. Leibundgut’s success is based upon his experience representing banks, borrowers and public entities in conventional and innovative financing for over thirty years.  His experience spans due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.  A finance lawyer for 25 years, over the last six years, he has provided advisory and consulting services to financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations. He has been particularly successful in supporting discovery efforts and delivering reports which more often than not have resulted in favorable settlements.

Mr. Leibundgut has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, complex loan transactions and lending relationships, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, legal malpractice, Ponzi Schemes and other matters requiring niche lending expertise.  He has represented the FDIC in forensic commercial loan review and assisted bank sales under the Purchase and Assumption and Shared-Loss programs.

Additional Credentials, Case Experience, Rate Schedule and References are available upon request.