Stephen is an associate in White & Case's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice.
Prior to joining White & Case, Stephen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara A. Lagoa (then-sitting on Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal), and was an associate with a US regional firm in their creditor's rights litigation practice with extensive in-court experience.
As a law student, Stephen served as Executive Research Editor of the Florida Law Review, was a summer litigation associate at a global law firm, and served as an intern to the Honorable Paul C. Huck of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Representation of the ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, unsecured legacy bonds in the chapter 11 cases of iHeart Communications Inc. a diversified media and entertainment business.
Representation of KK-PB Financial in the chapter 11 case of the Palm House Hotel in United States Bankruptcy Court in Palm Beach.
Representation of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which indirectly owns 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, an operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas. The transaction, which created the largest utility holding company in the US, valued Oncor at $18.8 billion. This transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year" by The Deal in 2018. Representation included significant post-acquisition appellate work in the District of Delaware and the Third Circuit.