Steve P. Emerick, Retired Partner


Steve Emerick's practice was focused on corporate finance, securities and business transactions for companies in a broad range of industries, including semiconductor technology, biotechnology, medical devices, information technology, airlines, manufacturing and financial services. Mr. Emerick's experience included:

  • Represented domestic and foreign issuers in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and Rule 144A debt and convertible debt offerings.
  • Represented domestic and foreign issuers in connection with SEC periodic reporting and regulatory compliance.
  • Assisted domestic and foreign issuers in implementing corporate governance reforms to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  • Represented buyers and sellers in public and private merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Represented businesses and investors, including licensed Small Business Investment Companies, in venture capital investments.
  • Represented airlines in aircraft finance and leasing transactions, including single investor, leveraged and cross border transactions, and representing buyers and sellers in aircraft transactions.
  • Represented bank and captive and independent leasing company lessors in equipment leasing transactions.

Education and Honors

  • Lewis & Clark College (J.D., cum laude, 1984)
    • Juragey Scholar
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon
    • Environmental Law Review (1983-1984)
  • Oregon State University (B.S., 1981)
    • highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2009-present: Corporate Law / Equipment Finance Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • Listed in AZ Business Magazine TOP Lawyers List (Corporate Law, 2008)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007 Southwest Super Lawyers® list (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2004-present: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions)