Steve is a nationally-known Investment Company Act lawyer who has practiced in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. His breadth of experience covers all aspects of the mutual fund industry including the formation and regulation of open-end and closed-end registered investment companies, multi-class funds and master-feeder funds, exchange traded funds and investment advisers. Steve currently serves as Fund counsel to mutual fund companies as well as representing independent boards of directors and trustees of both open-end and closed-end fund companies. He has assisted with complex mergers and acquisitions of both common and collective mutual funds, provided comprehensive compliance counseling and ongoing supervision of compliance programs for both mutual funds and investment advisers. Steve previously served as a partner with Reed Smith, General Counsel for ProFunds Group, partner with Morrison and Foerster LLP and associate with Dechert LLP.

When Steve is not providing insights and counsel to his clients, he enjoys spending time outdoors. And Steve will tell you that some of his best nature experiences occur on the greens of a golf course, where he enjoys playing anytime he can with family, friends, and clients.