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Practice areas


  1. Venture Capital: 60%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%

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  • Andrew D Ledbetter

    From fund formation to complex corporate finance transactions, Steve is an elite practitioner who makes client relationships a priority.


    Andrew Ledbetter Venture capital Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Megan L. Muir

    Steve is a terrific lawyer. Since the late 90s, I've worked opposite him on deals as well as with him numerous times. He's got a great ability to get to the core business and legal issues quickly. He will often come up with a creative solution to get past what had been an impasse in a transaction. With his tax and securities knowledge, and deep understanding of investment entities of all sorts (venture capital funds, REITs, etc.), he's an incredible resource for investors as well as companies raising funds/doing deals.


    Megan Muir Venture capital Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


701 Fifth Avenue Suite 7000

Seattle, WA, 98104-7044


WISuspended Dues198603/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Top 100Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Leader in Business LawChambers & Partners USA2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Leader in Business LawChambers & Partners USA2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
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Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDLA Piper LLP (US)2005 - Present
PartnerPerkins Coie LLP1990 - 2005
Tax ManagerDeloitte & Touche1986 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Corporate Law: Corporations and LLCsbook2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Gonzaga UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Private Equity Conferencelegal update2009
Essentials of VC FinancingVC Financing2009
Essentials of VC FinancingVC Financing2008
Essentials of VC FinancingVC Financing2007
Essentials of VC FinancingVC Financing2006
Private Equity ConferenceFund Raising Terms2005