(Through Heath Law, P.C.)
Steve’s practice spans business litigation, corporate, and general counsel responsibilities. In the firm’s first year, he successfully dismissed a lawsuit brought against an investor in a $25 million collection of rare diamonds (including the celebrated ‘Ocean Dream’), obtained a six-figure settlement of a real estate dispute for a British Virgin Islands investment fund, and secured back-to-back dismissals of SAG-AFTRA ‘step-up compensation’ arbitrations brought against two motion picture production companies.
He has 14 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. He has litigated complex disputes in more than a dozen states, including New York, California, Illinois, Texas, Vermont, and Massachusetts. 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.
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 an Security Studies, from the University of Chicago. Steve was a founding director of The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping kids 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.