Practice Areas


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | 2006

Adrian College
B.A., cum laude | 2003


  • New Hampshire | 2013
  • Maine | 2007


Peter McDonell is a shareholder of Perkins Thompson and a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. Since joining the firm in 2007, Pete has worked with businesses and individuals in a wide range of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development, operation, leasing, and sale of commercial, residential, and industrial real estate.

Pete’s recent engagements include the representation of a multinational corporation in connection with its operation of facilities throughout the northeast; the representation of businesses and individuals in the negotiation of retail and office leases; the representation of condominium developers and associations through all phases of condominium development and operation; and the representation of financial institutions in connection with their lending practices.

Pete is an active member of the Maine Real Estate and Development Association, Real Estate and Title Section of the Maine Bar Association, and the Real Property Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Pete also serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he lives.


Publications / Seminars

  • Presenter, “Conservation Easements” at NBI “Easements and Boundary Issues” Seminar (July 2013)

Service / Achievements

Mr. McDonell serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he lives.