Stephen M. Axinn - Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
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Stephen M. Axinn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 212-728-2222

Stephen Axinn is the senior partner in Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider.  He has practiced antitrust law for more than 45 years and has handled many significant litigation matters and has handled many of the nation's largest and most challenging M&A transactions, including representation of the U.S. Department of Justice in its successful challenge of the WorldCom Sprint merger, Sungard Data Services in its successful defense of the DOJ's challenge to its acquisition of Comdisco, Texaco, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Ball Corporation, The Bemis Company, Group Health Insurance, BellSouth, Harcourt Brace Jovanivich and many others.  He is a co-author of a standard treatise on the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.  He has taught at Columbia Law School and NYU Law School and is a frequent contributor to legal periodicals.  He also appears frequently as a commentator on various media..

Syracuse UniversityBS 1959Columbia University School of LawLL.B 1962

Client Comments

"Steve Axinn is a first-rate expert in the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He also has an equally impressive team of supporting partners. Steve and his team can seamlessly and superbly handle all aspects of seeking DOJ or FTC clearance for a complex merger, from the filing of the HSR form and the second request process, to the sophisticated econometric arguments that often need to be made to agency staff and the ultimate negotiations with the front office. The Axinn firm can more than hold its own against firms that are much larger. "

Office Location

114 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law (Antitrust/IP Intersection, Counseling, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Regulation)
Litigation - Antitrust

Other Information

Gender: Male