Steve serves as outside general counsel to emerging and middle-market companies, providing ongoing legal and strategic business counsel to executives and boards of directors. His private and public clients include holding companies, private equity and venture capital funds, investment advisors, sponsors and entrepreneurs.
In addition, Steve has actively represented clients in the cannabis industry since 2010. He helps clients navigate the regulatory regime for dispensaries (medical and adult use), infused-products manufacturers (medical and adult use), testing facilities and security companies. In general, his representation of these companies and investors has been focused on:
Steve also represents entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Colorado, as well as nationally. He understands that a successful restaurant not only requires excellent food and service, but also strict intellectual property protections, a functional corporate structure, savvy lease or real property purchase negotiations, timely obtaining of permits, including liquor licensing, and proper employment procedures.
Steve’s corporate practice encompasses a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings (public and private), debt and equity financings and corporate restructurings.
M&A and General Corporate Experience
General Corporate Representation
Exchange Act Representation, including Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance