Steve is a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. His practice focuses on executive and director compensation, employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, and fiduciary and governance compliance issues with respect to the investment and management of pension plan assets.
Steve is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and serves on its Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts committee, through which he provides pro bono legal services to members of the local arts community. He is also President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Encore Chamber Music Institute as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. He gave a presentation to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel entitled “What to Think About When You’re Thinking About Forming a Nonprofit.” Steve is recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers as well as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA.
Prior to joining Calfee in 2011, Steve was an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland. He became a partner in 2016.
Relevant experience includes:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Negotiating and drafting employee benefits provisions in merger and purchase agreements for a large base of clients ranging from global publicly traded corporations to private equity portfolio companies to closely held businesses.
Pension Plan Investments
Recent examples include: