Petra v.Z. Davenport

Petra v.Z. Davenport joined the corporate department of Gravel & Shea as Special Counsel in 2021. Prior to this position she practiced at boutique law firms in New York City and as a solo practitioner. In those roles, she worked primarily with broker-dealers and investment advisers advising on business formation, acquisitions, operations, and regulatory compliance issues.


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2002
    • Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., 1998
  • University de Pau, Pau France, 1996

Representative Matters

  • Represented sellers in $18million sale of manufacturing business
  • Represented sellers in $3.5million sale of insurance business
  • Represented borrower in $6.5million line of credit financing in manufacturing industry
  • Represented borrower in $12.5million line of credit financing in food and beverage industry
  • Represented company in €3.1million intercompany lending facility in manufacturing industry

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Inactive)
  • Vermont (2022)