Steven represents clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and corporate governance matters. He has advised numerous companies, special committees and controlling shareholders in connection with various going-private and third-party change of control transactions involving strategic and financial buyers. He regularly counsels publicly traded corporations, privately-held businesses and boards of directors with respect to corporate governance issues, including shareholder meeting disputes, demands for advancement and indemnification, internal investigations and fiduciary duty litigation.
Steven is the co-editor of the leading, two-volume treatise Corporate Governance: Law and Practice (LexisNexis). He is also the author of two chapters on stockholder rights and director duties in that treatise. In addition, he has authored over thirty articles that have appeared in legal and business publications such as The M&A Lawyer, Deal Lawyers, The Corporate Counselor, Delaware Law Review, Securities Litigation Report, and Wall Street Lawyer, among others.
Steven has represented clients in M&A transactions that have been awarded M&A Atlas Awards for Consumer Goods and Services Deal of the Year (2010), North American Deal of the Year (2011 deal range $1 to $5 billion) and North American Corporate Deal of the Year - Middle Markets (2011).
Steven is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he teaches Mergers & Acquisitions. He also chairs the ABA Corporate Governance Subcommittee on "Current Developments and Emerging Issues." Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Steven was a senior associate at Abrams & Laster LLP, a corporate law and litigation boutique in Wilmington, Delaware.