Steven H. Goldberg

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4219  |  F 212.589.4201

Sources appreciate Steven Goldberg's "great business sense," and praise him as a "master legal technician" who produces "careful and tightly written work."

— Chambers USA 2013

Steven Goldberg is co-leader of the firm's national Mergers and Acquisitions team. He practices primarily in transactions, private equity, joint ventures, and strategic investments. For more than 20 years, he has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies on transactional matters in a number of industries.

Steven frequently writes on corporate topics and has been cited in various professional periodicals. He has been continually recognized individually and for his practice in The Legal 500 and is ranked in the 2013-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, where he has been described as an "'extraordinarily bright and hardworking' lawyer who 'is really adroit at realizing our needs and getting to the core of the issue quickly'" (Chambers USA 2015). In 2015, The Legal 500 again named him a "Leading Lawyer" in the <$500 million category. He was also named a "Super Lawyer" in the New York metropolitan region. He is the winner of the 2014 and 2012 M&A Advisor TMT (Technology, Media and Telcom) Sector Deal of the Year Awards and the 2010 M&A Advisor Middle Market Deal of the Year Award. Steven sits on the Advisory Committee of WITNESS, a global human rights organization.

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  • Has represented both U.S. companies investing abroad as well as non-U.S. companies investing in the U.S.
  • Has been involved in transactions involving only international companies. Experience includes M&A matters for clients globally including in the European Union, Canada, and Asia (including India).
  • Experienced in corporate governance and securities matters. Has provided advice on commercial lending transactions and the equity and debt restructurings of public and private companies.
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Experience

  • Has represented both U.S. companies investing abroad as well as non-U.S. companies investing in the U.S.
  • Has been involved in transactions involving only international companies. Experience includes M&A matters for clients globally including in the European Union, Canada, and Asia (including India).
  • Experienced in corporate governance and securities matters. Has provided advice on commercial lending transactions and the equity and debt restructurings of public and private companies.
  • Regularly represents private equity funds and bank holding companies in connection with their investments in various portfolio companies.
  • Regularly advises both publicly traded and privately held companies in connection with their global investment and divestment programs.
  • Has advised various boards of directors on issues relating to fiduciary duties and lock-up arrangements and the role of special committees in affiliate, management and other perceived conflict transactions (including going private transactions). Regularly advises boards, special committees, and financial advisors on the delivery of appropriate fairness opinions
  • Has advised on a number of transactions in which government contracts are a key asset.
  • For more completed deals, view the News section.

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A in New York (2013 to 2015)
  • The Legal 500 United States: M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
    • "Leading Lawyer" (2012 to 2015)
  • New York "Super Lawyer" (2013 to 2015)
  • The M&A Advisor
    • Sector Deal of the Year (2014)
    • Lead partner in representation of The E.W. Scripps Company's purchase of McGraw-Hill’s Broadcasting Group, for which BakerHostetler was awarded "Sector Deal of the Year" (from $100 million to $1 billion)” in the “Technology, Media and Telecom Category” (2012)
    • Lead partner in sale of Characters Licensing, a subsidiary of Scripps responsible for the licensing of the Peanuts characters, Dilbert, Fancy Nancy, and others to the Iconix Brand Group and family members of the late Charles Schulz, for which BakerHostetler was awarded "Middle Market Deal of the Year" (from $100 million to $250 million) (2010)

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Admissions

  • New York, 1991

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1990
  • B.S.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1987