Attorney Peter T. Nowak of the Wisconsin Law Firm Steinhilber Swanson LLP
Peter T. Nowak

Peter T. Nowak

Associate Attorney



Peter Nowak is an associate in the Oshkosh office and a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy group. He represents individuals and businesses in restructurings, financial reorganization, receiverships, bankruptcy, and other debt adjustment strategies. His practice also focuses on litigation, including representing both trustees and defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer disputes.  

During law school Peter interned for Justice Rebecca Bradley in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and served as a legal intern in the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS.

Peter is a member of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section of the Wisconsin State Bar.

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 2020
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. – 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor’s Rights Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • CLE Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin

Presentations and Publications

  • Force Majeure Provisions in the Age of Covid, Michael P. Richman and Peter T. Nowak (various presentations)
  • Subchapter V: A Lifeline for Struggling Small Businesses, Wisconsin Lawyer, Paul G. Swanson and Peter T. Nowak (Feb. 2021)
  • Are Plaintiffs Overcharging Wisconsin Wage-and-Hour Claims?, Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, Daniel J. Finerty and Peter T. Nowak (Summer 2020)