Corporate, Securities & Finance

Steptoe corporate lawyers represent clients in many kinds of business transactions, ranging from simple, routine financings to complex ventures.  We work with clients at every stage—arranging money for startups; negotiating mergers, joint ventures, and acquisitions; and arranging alliances.  We advise in all areas of corporate, securities & finance transactions, litigation, and counseling, representing issuers, underwriters, and investors. 

We advise on a range of complex financial transactions, particularly those in a cross-border context.  Our clients cover a variety of industries, both foreign and domestic entities, and individuals.

Our attorneys are recognized as leading lawyers in publications such as Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 UK, Legal Experts UK, DealMakers, and Super Lawyers.  The firm was selected by in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies and the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine as a 2010 "Go-To Law Firm" for corporate transactions/M&A in the magazine’s “In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies” directory.


  • Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: Experts Based Abroad (Russia), 2013
  • "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers, Corporate Law (Nationwide, Phoenix), 2013
  • "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Nationwide, Los Angeles), 2013
  • Legal 500 US, Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy), 2013-2015
  • Legal 500 US, Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast - Transactional, 2007, 2009-2015
  • Legal 500 UK, Corporate and Commercial: M&A - Mid-market, £50m - £250m, 2013-2014
  • DealMakers, Country Award Winner (UK), 2011

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