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With over four decades of experience, Steve provides valuable transactional and corporate counsel to a wide range of clients, from public companies and privately owned businesses to entrepreneurs and emerging companies. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private offerings of debt and equity, private equity financings, and other business and financial transactions.

Using his background as a CPA, Steve counsels clients on tax considerations that arise in connection with M&A transactions, compensation and benefit planning, the structure and formation of partnerships with limited liability companies, and entity selections.

Steve's M&A practice encompasses stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, management and leveraged buyouts, and strategic joint ventures. Recently, he advised on one of the biggest deals of his career, guiding a family-owned film studio that experienced major, unexpected growth through a sale to a private equity firm.

Additionally, Steve serves as outside general counsel to a variety of clients, developing a deep understanding of their businesses. No matter the issue, Steve draws from his significant years of experience and leverages his relationships to connect clients with the best firm resources to solve problems.

Steve serves as the firm's COO/CFO and general counsel. A prolific writer, he is the author of "Partnerships: Taxable Income in Distributive Shares," published in BNA's Tax Management Portfolio, and "Five Tax-Wise Techniques for Gifts to Charities," published in Practical Accountant. Steve was also a contributing author to Litigators' Tax Guide, published by Wiley Law Publications.

Much More Than My Work

I serve on the board of directors as well as the DEI Committee for the Cancer Wellness Center, which seeks to improve the emotional and physical well-being of those affected by cancer.

I was also a member of the Board of Education for District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois for more than 12 years and served as president of the School Board for Deerfield, Illinois District 109 for a few years before retiring from the board.

A wine-tasting trip to Napa Valley many years ago inspired my hobby of collecting, buying, and selling wine, and I also enjoy sampling the goods.

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