Biography

Steve practices with the Corporate and M&A and Employment practice groups from the firm’s Portland, Maine office in the areas of executive compensation, tax and business transactions. He represents individual C-suite executives and management teams, as well as employers and investors. His practice involves private equity and venture capital owned businesses as well as public companies and their executives. His practice also covers compensation, conflict of interest and exempt purpose issues confronting tax-exempt entities.  He has represented medical organizations, educational institutions and public foundations.

In addition to the negotiation of executive employment and incentive arrangements, Steve counsels executives and employers on many federal and state tax and securities compliance issues for both public and private companies. He also represents entrepreneurs and emerging businesses.

For twenty-five years, Steve managed a firm he founded in Portland, focusing on executive compensation and business transactions. Prior to that, he practiced in New York City. He served at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor from 1978 to 1980.

Steve received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Middlebury College. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University where he was an editor of the Washington & Lee Law Review. He lives in Yarmouth, Maine.

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board of the Portland Museum of Art
  • Board of the Maine Cancer Foundation
  • President of the Board of Trustees of North Yarmouth Academy, in Yarmouth, Maine

Firm Highlights

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

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Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

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What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

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How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

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Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

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Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...