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Stephen is a complex commercial litigator and legal advisor to corporate and individual clients.  Over his career, he has litigated numerous matters before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals and agencies across the United States, through trial and appeal.  For his corporate practice, Stephen counsels his clients in connection with their deals and ongoing business operations, drafts their agreements, and negotiates on their behalf.  He is known for his creative problem solving and sound judgment. 

 

In addition to his practice, Stephen writes for legal and business journals, presents CLEs and seminars, and serves in leadership roles with both the American Bar Association and New York Bar Association.  He is committed to giving back. Stephen is a Director of and Counsel to Autism Communities, a NY non-profit, and a New York State volunteer ambassador for Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization.

 

Education


  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Juris Doctor, 1993

    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNYLVANIA

    B.A., Philosophy, 1989, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

     

Activities & Affiliations


  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Subcommittee
    • Practice Points Editor, Commercial & Business Litigation Committee
    • Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee (2018-2019)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Chair, Business Organizations Law Committee
    • Co-Chair, Committee on Federal Judiciary
    • Member, NYSBA Task Force on COVID-19 Immunity and Liability
  • Financial Poise, Faculty Member

Bar & Court Admissions


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Eighth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Honors


  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, Member
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