Steve advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, complex strategic transactions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. His experience includes domestic and international transactions, public and private company mergers, stock and asset sales and purchases, divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers, investments and joint ventures.

Following law school, Steve served a one-year term as law clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • Representative Transactions
    • $8.6B acquisition by Tencent of a majority stake in Supercell Oy
    • $8B acquisition of Loxo Oncology by Eli Lilly
    • $4.4B acquisition by a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co. (China) of Playtika from Caesars Interactive Entertainment
    • $4.0B acquisition of Cepheid by Danaher
    • $1.6B acquisition of Adaptive Insights by Workday
    • $1.3B acquisition of Cray by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • $1.05B acquisition of SignalFx by Splunk
    • $830M acquisition of Silver Spring Networks by Itron
    • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including its $2.6B acquisition of Acacia Communications, its $2.35B acquisition of Duo Security, its $320M acquisition of Leaba Semiconductor (Israel) and its acquisition of Fluidmesh Networks, LLC (Italy)
    • Multiple acquisitions for, including its acquisitions of Souq (UAE), Blink, CloudEndure (Israel) and Zoox
    • Multiple acquisitions for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including its acquisitions of Cape Networks (South Africa) and Cloud Technology Partners
    • Multiple acquisitions for Facebook, including its acquisition of Pebbles Ltd (Israel), Nascent Objects and tbh
    • Nexon in its acquisition of Embark Studios (South Korea/Sweden)
    • Proofpoint in its acquisition of Meta Networks (Israel)
    • American Express in its acquisition of Inauth
    • Scopely in its acquisition of FoxNext Games from The Walt Disney Company
    • Coinbase in its acquisition of Paradex
    • WhiteHat Security in its acquisition by NTT Security (Japan)
    • Zoosk in its acquisition by Spark (Germany)
    • Boundless Mind in its acquisition by Thrive Global
    • Supercell Oy in its acquisition of a majority stake in Space Ape Games (UK)
    • Solera in its acquisition of Transportation Performance
    • B-Stock in its $65M growth investment by Spectrum Equity
    • Urban Airship in its acquisition of Accengage (France)
    • Uptake in its acquisition of Asset Performance Technologies
    • Liquid Robotics in its acquisition by Boeing
    • Opsmatic in its acquisition by New Relic
    • Greatist in its acquisition by Healthline
    • Fluid in its acquisition by Astound
    • Fliptop in its acquisition by LinkedIn
    • OpenDNS in its acquisition by Cisco Systems

Education & Admissions

J.D., Yale Law School

M.S., Electrical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Systems Engineering
U.S. Naval Academy

Admitted to practice in California and New York


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