R. Peter Fontaine



Peter Fontaine is the founder and managing partner of NewGate Law. He has served as chief legal counsel for professional services firms for more than two decades. Before establishing NewGate Law, Peter held the general counsel post at McGladrey LLP, and was responsible for the company’s legal, compliance, risk management, and government relations functions. Peter was also a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he managed the legal support for its global business consulting practice. Prior to entering the accounting industry, Peter had a lengthy career at Maynard, Massachusetts based Digital Equipment Corporation, and was general counsel of its professional services division. Peter is an honors graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the New England School of Law, both in the Boston area.

Peter is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Peter’s areas of expertise include:

Accountancy regulation

Acquisitions & divestitures

Employment and partnership matters

Litigation management

Corporate governance

Enterprise risk management

Intellectual Property

International transactions



Peter can be reached at pfontaine@newgatelaw.com or (312) 626-2791.