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Overview

When it comes to closing deals, clients trust that Steve will operate swiftly and decisively in even the most complicated transactions.

Steve has deep industry knowledge bolstered by his time working as senior counsel for a large national bank. He understands the language, goals and demands of the industry and has represented some of the largest banks in the country.

From real estate to commercial and specialty loans, Steve finds a way to structure deals in innovative ways. Clients rely on him for practical guidance relating to workouts and bankruptcy, and he’s achieved measurable success in regard to litigation. Steve has built a practice with a national reputation and is frequently recognized as one of the best banking and finance lawyers in Texas.

Steve provides significant representation to financial institutions for credit facilities to cotton purchasers and for feedlot operations. Steven grew up on a farm in Central Texas, where his family grew cotton, raised cattle and had a commercial pecan orchard. His maternal grandfather was a dairy farmer and his paternal grandfather worked in agricultural research. In high school, Steven was a proud member of the Future Farmers of America. While he eventually chose a career in law, his connection to agriculture is deeply rooted.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • BL Rankings’ The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, 2013-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas - Banking & Finance, D Magazine, 2012, 2017

Education

  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas
Experience
  • Established $100M in credit facilities under Main Street Lending Program.
  • Represented subordinate lender and parent of wholly owned subsidiaries in establishment of $50M senior and subordinate credit facility for funding wholly owned subsidiaries of Park Cities Specialty Finance Fund LP to finance consumer loans.
  • Established $200M asset-backed credit facility for Austin Industries and its wholly owned subsidiaries.
  • Established $12M asset-backed subordinate credit facility for two Delaware corporations, debtor and guarantor.
  • Established $74M asset-backed senior credit facility for retailer of financial services to unbanked and underbanked consumers through nearly 500 retail locations in 12 states.
  • Represented bank in connection with three loans to affiliates. Loans included providing construction financing for an RV park, where priority had been broken due to prefinancing construction. Each loan was cross-collateralized with junior liens, giving each of three properties junior deeds of trust with pari passu priority, in addition to the senior deed of trust.
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Community Leadership
  • City of Duncanville, Board of Adjustments, Former Member; Planning and Zoning Commission, Former Member
  • Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Former Deacon Chairman
  • Kessler Springs Homeowners Association, Board Member
  • Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, present
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Executive Board

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