Steve is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper's Corporate Securities & Tax Group and serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He provides general counsel services for many of the firm's clients.
He advises clients of all sizes, from large publicly-traded and privately-held companies to smaller closely-held and family businesses, in all areas of business representation with a non-exclusive concentration in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity/portfolio company and related transactions. While Steve represents clients from a wide range of industry sectors, he has a particular focus in the areas of 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 corporate talents in the healthcare sector have earned him the distinguished recognition as a Leading Practitioner in Healthcare Law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also included in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and he holds a preeminent AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.A. from Auburn University. He also attended the Wharton Undergraduate School of Business.