Steve is a Shareholder in the firm's Corporate Securities & Tax Group and provides general counsel services for many of the firm's Clients. His work concentrates in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity/Portfolio company services. Steve is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice, in which he serves as Co-Chair of the Physician/Hospital Integration team.
He advises clients of all sizes, from large publicly-traded and privately-held companies to smaller closely-held and family businesses to individuals, in all areas of business representation with a non-exclusive concentration in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and related transactions involving health care, mining and natural resources, manufacturing, insurance and service industries.
He regularly counsels clients regarding a broad range of general corporate matters, including representation and advice with respect to services and supply agreements, licensing agreements, joint ventures, contractual relationships, corporate reorganizations, real estate matters, employment issues, financings, entity formation and planning and other business and personal matters.
Steve has previous experience as a litigator and represented companies and individuals in commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. He has significant experience assisting clients in pre-litigation matters in attempts to resolve disputes prior to the institution of litigation.
Steve's talents in the area of healthcare law have earned him the distinguished recognition as a Leading Practitioner in Healthcare by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a "Rising Star" in Business/Corporate by Alabama Super Lawyers.
He received a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, and he holds a B.A. from Auburn University. He also attended the Wharton Undergraduate School of Business.