Steven T. McDevitt

Associate

Cincinnati
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Overview

Steve McDevitt focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters. He advises large and mid-size companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and complex commercial transactions, as well as corporate governance matters. He also works with startups and emerging companies from formation through raising capital, hiring first employees, negotiating contracts, compliance matters and exit. Having worked for a regional chamber of commerce, Steve understands the concerns of business and is able to provide practical advice tailored to the needs of his clients. Additionally, Steve draws from his experience in lobbying and politics to apply a strategic approach in negotiations.

Select Experience

  • Lead associate in negotiating a strategic alliance between a European hardware manufacturer and Asian battery supplier. The interlocking set of manufacturing and distribution agreements has potential to result in more than $100 million in sales between the companies over five years.
  • Lead associate in the $34 million acquisition by a European manufacturer of substantially all the assets of a Midwestern manufacturer.
  • Lead associate in the sale of substantially all the assets of an essential oil company to private equity for $30+ million.
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Experience

  • Lead associate in negotiating a strategic alliance between a European hardware manufacturer and Asian battery supplier. The interlocking set of manufacturing and distribution agreements has potential to result in more than $100 million in sales between the companies over five years.
  • Lead associate in the $34 million acquisition by a European manufacturer of substantially all the assets of a Midwestern manufacturer.
  • Lead associate in the sale of substantially all the assets of an essential oil company to private equity for $30+ million.
  • Lead attorney in negotiating the investment of $20 million in client through a convertible note fundraising round.
  • Lead attorney in negotiating $4 million investment by client in a CBD company through the purchase of a minority equity stake.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD): Pathfinder (2018)
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, C-Change, Class 5 (2010)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Community

  • DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Board of Directors
  • Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Board of Directors, Governance Committee: Chair
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, International Commercial Arbitration Team: Coach

Prior Positions

  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congressman Joe Donnelly: Intern
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber: Legislative Analyst

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007