Steve joined the Michigan-based law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP in February of 2013.
Steve has experience in several distinct areas of business law, but his favored practice area is focused on helping clients understand the risks and rewards that come with doing business on the internet. Steve advises clients about business formation and issues involving copyrights and trademarks. He also has experience representing defendants and John Doe targets in the recent outbreak of bittorrent file sharing lawsuits.
Part of Steve’s inspiration to study the law came from the internet and the way it changed software and media distribution and consumption patterns all around the world. The stories of Jon Johansen and Dmitri Skylarov made Steve realize that internet freedoms needed legal protection. Inspired by visionaries like Carl Malamud and Bruce Schneier, Steve decided to specialize in areas of law that impact technology, software, individual rights, and the internet.
Before he came to the law, Steve worked in biotech, finance, and professional services for several large companies in the SF Bay area. Steve earned his JD from the University of Oregon and his bachelor’s in biology from the California Institute of Technology.
Steve relocated to Michigan with his family in August 2011, passed the Michigan bar, and was sworn in to practice in Michigan in May 2012. View Steve’s Google profile here, and his LinkedIn profile here.