Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Goplerud, who joins the firm as Of Counsel and brings more than 40 years of legal experience to the firm’s Business Transactions practice.
“Peter has a unique legal background that will serve our clients well – we’re excited to welcome him to the firm,” said Patrick J. Whalen, Spencer Fane Managing Partner. “As a former dean and professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law, as well as a former president of InfiLaw Management Solutions, Peter will serve as a great resource for our clients and mentor to our younger attorneys.”
Before joining Spencer Fane, Goplerud was president for four years at InfiLaw Management Solutions, which provides management and educational consulting services to law schools. He spent three decades of his career in higher education serving as a dean, associate dean or professor at University of Oklahoma College of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Drake University Law School and, most recently, Florida Coastal School of Law. Goplerud also has been on the faculty at the University of Akron School of Law and a visiting professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and New York Law School. He has served as Of Counsel to four private law firms, primarily as a consultant on sports law matters.
Since 1997, Goplerud has been on the Sports Lawyers Association Board of Directors, and has been a frequent lecturer and has co-authored one of the leading sports law textbooks. Goplerud earned his law degree from the University of Kansas.