Stephen D. Hope - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Stephen D. Hope

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 704-331-1036

Steve Hope, a senior member of the firm's corporate law section, counsels numerous, diverse clients on a wide range of business legal issues, focusing on structuring and negotiating complex merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and corporate finance transactions. 

His corporate finance experience includes representing borrowers in various loan structures.

Mr. Hope has lectured widely and authored articles for seminars and presentations sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association and other professional organizations.


  • Selected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Charlotte Mergers & Acquisitions Law" Lawyer of the Year."
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Grant Review Committee of the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, Inc.
  • Past chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Business Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past member, Business Law Curriculum Committee, North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • North Carolina liaison to the American Bar Association Corporate Laws Committee
  • Active in civic and cultural activities, having served as:
    • Member, Charlotte Country Day School Board of Trustees
    • Board Member, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
    • President, Charlotte City Ballet
    • Board member, Charlotte Repertory Theatre
    • Member, Arts & Science Council Operating Grant Panel

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB Columbia UniversityJ.D.

Client Comments

"Steve is my trusted M&A and Capital Markets advisor; very accessible and genuinely helpful. He is very civil and has good perseverance."

-Frank Brown
President and General Counsel
Rexam, Inc.

Office Location

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Charlotte Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
Stephen D. Hope has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Stephen D. Hope has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law (Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Energy, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Transactions)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Joint Ventures, Transactions)
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions)