Steve's diverse practice includes employment and labor law and a wide variety of commercial, civil, construction, and business litigation. Steve practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has participated in domestic and international arbitrations and mediations conducted by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA, and the International Chamber of Commerce. Steve also assists individuals and business entities resolve complex disputes without the need for formal litigation. Outside the litigation context, Steve serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses and families, and in that role, helps clients achieve their business goals in a cost-effective and risk-appropriate manner. Steve also regularly advises and represents companies, key employees, and owners in connection with corporate, business, and transactional matters.
Steve graduated from Tufts University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1986), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi National Honor Society, and New York University School of Law (J.D. 1989), where he was a Moot Court Advocacy Award recipient. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Ferguson Library, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Senior Employment Service, Inc., and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. Steve has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Stamford Public Education Foundation, and as a Trustee of The Ferguson Library Foundation. Steve has also acted as an arbitrator in the Connecticut Bar Association’s Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program. In addition, Steve was formerly Program Chair of the Raymond E. Baldwin chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to the education and training of trial attorneys. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.