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. In 2015, The Best Lawyers in America named Steve the “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” in Central Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Active in the community, Steve is the Vice 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
York County Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Whitaker Center’s Board of Directors, Vice 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