From mergers and acquisitions to emerging technology companies, Steve has immersed himself in business and corporate law his entire legal career. Steve is a partner and immediate past chair of the firm's Corporate & Business Practice Group, and has extensive experience in the organization and development of business and professional entities; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; corporate financing; and Federal and State securities law.
As both an attorney and a community volunteer, Steve is actively involved in healthcare matters. He has represented physicians, medical groups and other health care providers on a wide variety of legal matters.
Steve instructs other attorneys in corporate practice matters as the author of the 2014 LexisNexis® AnswerGuide™ New York Business Entities and is an Editorial Board Member and revision author for White New York Business Entities, a preeminent law treatise which provides an in-depth statutory and case law analysis of the New York Business Corporation Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Partnership Law and Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
Steve practiced corporate law with Rosenman & Colin in New York City before joining Underberg & Kessler in 1986.
Professional and Community Involvement
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Senior Life Foundation and is past chair of the Jewish Home of Rochester. Steve has previously served as president of the Mental Health Association of Rochester and Monroe Counties, as a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth El, and as past chair of the Business Law Section of the Monroe County Bar Association.
Awards and Recognitions
Steve was selected a 2008-2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He also was named to the 2014 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America®.
Steve was a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" Award, an annual tribute to emerging leaders of Rochester. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1979, and received his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., 1982.
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