Steve is Co-Chair of the McNees Corporate & Tax Group and is an experienced mergers and acquisitions attorney and trusted legal advisor to businesses and executives throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
As a trusted legal advisor, Steve often serves as primary outside general counsel to those companies with limited or no in-house legal capabilities. In doing so, Steve works with businesses to set legal strategy for their arrangements involving customers, vendors, strategic partners, employees and owners. In this “outside general counsel” practice, Steve marries sharp legal acumen with pragmatism, and all with a focus on achieving a client’s desired objectives and outcomes.
In his trusted advisor practice, Steve’s clients include manufacturers, distributors, service providers, technology providers, developers, and construction and service contractors.
As a leading mergers and acquisitions attorney, Steve has successfully led numerous clients through mergers and acquisitions, sales and other strategic ventures – whether as lead attorney for sellers, buyers and investors or as local counsel for publicly-traded companies acquiring Pennsylvania-based businesses. In the Pennsylvania corporate M&A community, Steve is widely-regarded as a “deal maker” who combines a keen sense of client objectives with an instinct for finding compromise, all with the aim of getting deals done.
Given his reputation of having a unique combination of legal and business strategy skills, Steve sits on Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for leading Pennsylvania businesses.
Since 2012, Steve has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and in 2015 was named the “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America.
Active in the community, Steve is the Chair of the Whitaker Center’s Board of Directors and a member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® Central Pennsylvania Board. In addition, since 2014, Steve has been a member of Vistage.
OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL EXPERIENCE
OTHER COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE
Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2011, 2012, 2013
The Best Lawyers in America® Since 2012.
Best Lawyers “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” for Central Pennsylvania, 2015, 2020
York County Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Whitaker Center’s Board of Directors, Chair
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, Board Member
United States District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
York County Court of Common Pleas