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Steven Epstein

  • Partner | M&A and Private Equity

New York

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Steven Epstein is a trusted advisor to some of the country’s leading companies across a broad range of industry sectors. As co-head of our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Steve counsels public and private companies, financial sponsors, and investment banking firms in a variety of transactional and advisory situations, including acquisitions, divestitures, takeover preparedness, and corporate governance matters. Steve brings extensive knowledge and experience from different deal-making perspectives, having advised clients both as an attorney and, previously, as an investment banker at Credit Suisse.

Steve’s outstanding practice has earned him accolades from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A, Legal 500 in M&A, and Super Lawyers. He was named a BTI “Client Service All-Star” for 2020 and 2021 and has been recognized since 2015 in the NACD’s “Directorship 100” as a leading advisor to corporate boards. He was previously named a Roc...

Steven Epstein is a trusted advisor to some of the country’s leading companies across a broad range of industry sectors. As co-head of our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Steve counsels public and private companies, financial sponsors, and investment banking firms in a variety of transactional and advisory situations, including acquisitions, divestitures, takeover preparedness, and corporate governance matters. Steve brings extensive knowledge and experience from different deal-making perspectives, having advised clients both as an attorney and, previously, as an investment banker at Credit Suisse.

Steve’s outstanding practice has earned him accolades from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A, Legal 500 in M&A, and Super Lawyers. He was named a BTI “Client Service All-Star” for 2020 and 2021 and has been recognized since 2015 in the NACD’s “Directorship 100” as a leading advisor to corporate boards. He was previously named a Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City.

Sought after as a thought leader in the space, Steve speaks frequently and writes extensively on developments in M&A and on emerging corporate governance trends.

Work highlights:

  • Leidos Holdings in its US$1 billion acquisition of L3Harris' Security, Detection, and Automation business, and in the US$170 million sale of its commercial cybersecurity business to Capgemini America, Inc.
  • Catalent in numerous engagements including its US$1b proposed acquisition of Bettera Holdings, its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Paragon Bioservices, its US$950 million acquisition of Cook Pharmica, its US$475 million acquisition of Metrics Contract Services, and its acquisitions of Redwood Bioscience, Micron Technologies, Accucaps Industries Limited, MaSTherCell Global and Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre UK Limited
  • W.R. Grace in numerous engagements including its US$500 million acquisition of the UNIPOL Polypropylene Licensing and Catalysts business of The Dow Chemical Company, its US$416 million acquisition of the polyolefin catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation, and its acquisition of BASF's polyolefin catalyst business
  • Apollo Global Management in numerous engagements, including advising the special committee of the board of directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance in its US$641 million acquisition of Apollo Residential Mortgage
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company in numerous engagements including its acquisitions of TVA Medical, Scanwell Health Inc., ZebraSci, Inc., and Tepha, Inc.

Professional associations

  • Member, General Counsel Steering Committee, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fordham University School of Law
  • Corporate Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Committee Member, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

News and recognition

Insights and analysis

Events

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NACD’s “Leading Minds of Governance” Panel

Speaking engagements |

NACD’s Leading Mind Series: M&A

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Harvard Corporate Governance Roundtable
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