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 also regularly counsels publicly traded corporations, privately held businesses and boards of directors with respect to corporate governance issues and fiduciary duty litigation.
He was recently named to the “40 under 40” list of legal counsel by The M&A Advisor. He has also advised on numerous M&A transactions that have received M&A Atlas Awards.
Steven and colleague Allen Goolsby published Goolsby and Haas on Virginia Corporations (LexisNexis) in June 2014. This edition of the definitive guide to Virginia corporation law provides a comprehensive look at the laws governing stock corporations in Virginia. He is also co-editor of Corporate Governance: Law and Practice (LexisNexis). Widely viewed as an authoritative source, this leading two-volume/16-chapter treatise is the only treatise devoted to corporate governance. He is also the author of two chapters on stockholder rights and director duties in that treatise.
In addition, Steven has authored more than 35 articles that have appeared in legal and business publications such as The M&A Lawyer, Deal Lawyers, Corporate Governance Advisor, The Business Lawyer, Delaware Law Review, Securities Litigation Report, and Wall Street Lawyer, among others. Several of his articles have been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. Steven contributes to the blogs Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate GovernanceandFinancial Regulation and Deal Lawyers.com.
He is chairman of the ABA Corporate Governance Subcommittee on Current Developments and Emerging Issues. In addition, for four years, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions..