Steve advises clients of the practical implications and legal risks associated with transformative corporate transactions.


Steve is a transactional attorney who strategically guides clients through complex mergers and acquisitions, equity financings and venture capital investments, and other essential corporate transactions.

He has over two decades of experience representing public and private companies, private equity firms, venture capital funds, and other financial and strategic buyers, sellers and investors, across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on health care, life sciences, medical devices and biotechnology.

Steve regularly handles platform and add-on acquisitions, investments, divestitures and recapitalizations along with licensing and intellectual property transactions, and a variety of general transactional and commercial matters. He has extensive experience handing domestic and international transactions, ranging in enterprise value from $5 million to more than $1 billion, and assists clients with closing and integrating corporate and commercial transactions.

A former general counsel for health care and life sciences companies, Steve often plays that role for clients and those experiences allow him to understand his clients' goals, evaluate unique challenges and implement innovative strategies to help them achieve successful legal and business outcomes.


Represented a strategic, private equity backed acquirer in the transformative acquisition of a competitor with international operations that increased the size and international reach of the client's business and with a transaction value in excess of $1 billion.

Represented a large, national health care company in the build out of its care delivery platform in numerous physician practice group acquisitions across the country.

Represented a number of selling physician groups and dental practice groups in the sale of their practices to large, national care delivery organizations and dental service organizations involving both strategic buyers and private equity sponsored entities.

Represented a private equity-owned portfolio company in a series of growth-focused tuck-in acquisitions in the specialty, rigid-packaging solutions space in preparation for a larger sale transaction.

Represented the seller and the seller's management team in the sale of a private-equity backed, franchised junk removal and recycling business to the world's largest franchisor of home service brands and its private equity sponsor.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section

Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Business Law Section

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

  • Past Chair, Rules and Officiating Committee of the Board of Directors

American Heart Association - Heart Stroke Gala, Executive Leadership Team (2012-2014)

Minneapolis Golf Club

  • Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017
  • Executive Committee, 2015 – 2017
  • Greens Committee, 2015 - Present


  • Minnesota


University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1997

St. Olaf College, B.A., with honors, Economics and English Literature, 1993

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