Stephen A. Roberts has spent over thirty years helping businesses and their owners troubleshoot their legal problems, whether those problems involve a single deal going sideways or an entire business going astray. As a regular advisor to creditors, trustees, lenders, creditors’ committees, and acquirers, Steve deploys various legal solutions including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation, reorganization, liquidation, and acquisition.
Distressed businesses often have a legacy of undetected or unsolved legal issues that can impede or doom the prospects of recovery. Steve advises clients in addressing a wide array of legal issues, such as:
- organizational and management structure
- fiduciary duty obligations
- sales and acquisitions
- fraudulent transfers
- voidable preferences
- property rights
- compensation and employment
- regulatory compliance
- intellectual property
- environmental risks
- immigration rules
- health care
Drawing on this practical experience, Steve devotes a portion of his practice to provide general legal counsel and advice to healthy businesses in an effort to help them prevent legal problems and avoid business failures, typically at a fraction of the cost of litigating unresolved issues later. He regularly advises clients in numerous industries, including energy, technology, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care, wholesale, retail, financial, aviation, and construction.
Steve employs his individualized approach to corporate strategy to counsel start-up companies, particularly in the art of avoiding pitfalls created by poor legal planning. He also serves as the client management partner for a growing mid-market technology hardware company with international operations, coordinating the wide array of legal services provided by the firm’s specialists in corporate, intellectual property, and international law.
Steve has been Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 20 years. He also serves as Chair of Strasburger’s Technology Committee.