Steven helps clients address the complicated tax considerations that arise in the conduct of their business. In particular his practice focuses on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, tax issues related to intellectual property, and securitization transactions.
Steven's experience with stock and asset acquisitions, often including cross-border elements, enables him to help clients ensure they receive optimal tax results from their perspective, whether buyer or seller.
Steven also has extensive experience relating to tax issues arising in connection with the ownership, use, assignment and development of intellectual property by companies whose business is centered on the value created by their intellectual property.
Steven further advises clients on U.S. tax issues related to tax-free reorganizations and restructuring, partnerships, FATCA, controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies, consolidated groups, FIRPTA, corporate inversions and tax treaties.
Certares LP, a private equity group with a focus in the travel, transportation and hospitality industry, in the acquisition of 50% of the equity of AmaWaterways, a premium European river cruise operator.
Certares LP in its acquisition of Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security provider.
Beingmate Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese holding company, in its acquisition of SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc., a US-based leading clinical laboratory specializing in personalized disease prevention and management solutions.
Quad-C Management, Inc. in its sale of Curvature, an industry leader in new and pre-owned network hardware and data center solutions
Hovensa L.L.C., a US Virgin Islands company and a joint venture formed by Hess Corp. and Petróleos de Venezuela in the sale of substantially all of its petroleum terminalling assets pursuant to Sections 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, to a subsidiary of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.
Recognized Individual for Tax: International Tax, Legal 500 USA (2017)