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Biography

Steve advises clients as they grow their business, from formation, raising capital, commercial transactions, acquisitions, to selling the company or its assets. In his practice, Steve is focused on providing practical advice tailored to the needs of his clients.  Whether advising a client on corporate structure, negotiating commercial contracts, or representing a client in the sale or acquisition of a business, Steve looks to add value based on a personal knowledge of the client’s business and its strategic goals.

Steve’s past experience in labor and employment law allows him to bring a well-rounded approach to his corporate practice.  For large and mid-size companies, Steve assists with preparing executive employment agreements.  For startups and emerging companies, Steve helps clients navigate state workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation laws.

Steve also co-founded the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice, which helps businesses integrate the commercial use of drones into their operations.

Steve’s passion for law and business is nothing new.  Before law school, Steve worked as a legislative analyst at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  In that role, he worked with business leaders to advocate for pro-growth legislation.  Prior to the Chamber, Steve worked on a presidential campaign and interned on Capitol Hill.

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Education

Law School

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2014

Undergraduate School 

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2007

Bar Membership

Steve is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio

Courts

Steve is admitted to practice before the following courts:

Supreme Court of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Georgetown University Law Center, “New Deal Legal History” Seminar, Spring 2013

C-Change, Class 5, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Governance Committee

Cincinnati Ballet, Attitude Associate Board, Corporate Outreach Committee

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Board of Directors

University of Cincinnati College of Law, International Commercial Arbitration Team, Coach

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

St. Xavier High School, Fr. Healy Society

Fernside, Group Facilitator