Steve has represented clients in a variety of business disputes since he launched the firm in June 2017.

Examples include:

Barclays Capital Inc.

Served as discovery counsel to Barclays in an action brought by the United States government seeking civil penalties under the FIRREA statute in connection with Barclays’ residential mortgage-backed securities practices.

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ; ORIG)

Successfully represented Ocean Rig UDW and its affiliates as lead litigation counsel in a contested Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. ORIG prevailed after an evidentiary hearing.

CEO of DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ; DRYS)

Defending George Economou in a fraudulent conveyance action pending in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and in a shareholder dilution action pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

NovaStar Mortgage

Counsel to NovaStar Mortgage LLC and its parent Novation, Inc. in a mortgage “put-back” case pending in New York State Court.

Consortium of Lenders

Advises a consortium of lenders in the contentious workout of a loan facility extended to a specialty finance firm that invests in structured litigation settlements.

Board of Directors

Represents the Board of Directors of a securitization vehicle in connection with a series of waterfall disputes arising under the securitization documents.