Steve’s practice spans business litigation, intellectual property, and corporate matters, as well as general counsel responsibilities for several clients. He has more than 12 years of experience resolving business, real estate, trademark and copyright, unfair competition, partnership, entertainment, and employment disputes. His corporate practice includes representing founders, start-ups, and established companies in a variety of commercial and strategic matters, including corporate governance, real estate, intellectual property, joint ventures, and publicity rights.
Prior to founding the firm, Steve developed his practice over several years handling complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation at a leading boutique firm in Los Angeles. He also worked in Manhattan for an international law firm, focusing on securities litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has litigated complex lawsuits and arbitrations in more than a dozen states, including New York, California, Illinois, Texas, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
Steve received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Durham in England. He obtained his master’s degree in International Relations, focusing on International Law and Security Studies, from the University of Chicago. An active member of the community, Steve was a founding director of The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping children deal with loss and grief, and has provided pro bono legal services at the Santa Monica Homeless Shelter. He is admitted to practice law in California and New York, and numerous federal courts across the nation.