Steven is co-founder and Managing Director of Lawrence Stephens and brings with him over 30 years of legal experience.
Steven has carved out his position by acting for large corporates and owner-managed businesses, as well as establishing a large client base in the regulated and non-regulated banking and secured lending market.
Steven’s main practice has evolved from corporate and commercial law to include banking and other forms of lending. His corporate advice covers mergers and acquisitions, business acquisitions and disposals, management buy-out and buy-ins and private equity transactions. Whilst his commercial practice largely focuses on joint venture and shareholder agreements, loan notes, and franchise agreements.
In his banking and secured lending practice, he advises regulated and unregulated lenders and borrowers who operate primarily in the real estate market in connection with loan facility agreements (including Loan Market Association documents), security documents and intercreditor deeds.
Steven focuses, in particular, on entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses who are looking to establish, fund, grow and ultimately exit their businesses.
As a business owner himself, Steven believes his greatest asset to be an ability to understand his client’s businesses and key objectives through both an entrepreneurial and commercial lens. His open-minded and approachable manner ensures objectives are met within the desired timeframe. This largely comes down to his commitment to working collaboratively with clients — a feature he has taken care to embed into Lawrence Stephens’ approach.
When he isn’t assisting clients and growing the business, Steven spends far too much time focusing on American politics and waiting (hoping) for Donald Trump to be jailed. In his spare time, he enjoys attending Spurs matches, the theatre, and has recently discovered exercise. He has a wife and three daughters and is based in London.