Steve advises clients on the full spectrum of general business matters, as well as merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions, in a variety of business sectors, including science, technology, manufacturing, construction and professional services. He is proficient in counseling companies in business entity structuring, tax law issues, a wide variety of business contracts, business succession planning and executive compensation arrangements.
Steve has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2003-2020) in the area of Tax Law. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.
Steve serves on the boards of directors for several privately held corporations.
Having joined Calfee in 1976, Steve was elected partner in 1983. He serves on the firm’s management committee and as chairman of the firm’s finance committee.
Honors & Recognitions
The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2003-2020
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Michigan Law School, 1976
M.B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1974
B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, John Carroll University, 1971
News & Events
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