Steven is a member of the corporate and securities practice at Becker & Poliakoff, and concentrates on a wide range of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions and commercial matters, including federal and state securities law, corporate governance, capital-raising transactions, commercial transactions, joint ventures, and general corporate counseling. He works with both public and private clients. Steven has extensive experience in domestic and international transactional matters including both negotiated and contested acquisitions. His practice encompasses Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance, both for newly public companies and established small and mid-sized issuers, providing counseling on disclosure and regulatory obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. Steven also advises his clients on general contract matters, including intellectual property, executive compensation and employment matters.
Steven represents public companies, both domestic and international, in a wide variety of issues under the federal and state securities laws, including SEC periodic reporting and proxy requirements, dealing with analysts and the press, and the rules and regulations of the national stock exchanges. Steven also has advised issuers, selling stockholders and underwriters in connection with equity financings, including registered public offerings, selling stockholder shelf registrations and private placements.
Steven also provides ongoing advice to companies in connection with corporate operational matters, including corporate finance, employment matters, shareholder or partnership arrangements, banking and investor relationships and general business planning and counseling. His experience also includes the negotiation of technology licensing, consulting, shareholder, executive compensation, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, corporate governance matters and trademarks.