Steve is a business attorney based in Kalamazoo. His practice includes commercial real estate transactions, property acquisition, sales and leasing, condominium matters, loan opinions and distressed property solutions. Steve also advises clients about working with personal data for targeted advertising. He has broad knowledge of branding and marketing topics, including trademark strategy, creative and digital agency work, content syndication, and sponsored content in print, broadcast, social and streaming media.
Previously, Steve served as Regional Counsel, Europe at Stryker Corporation, where he developed guidelines to help the company activate new branding strategies in markets outside the US. Before going in-house for Stryker, Steve was an attorney in the advertising and real estate practice groups at Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn. Before Honigman, Steve earned ten years of experience with transactional contracting, supply chain management and strategic vendor relations in government, healthcare, and technology.
Steve is CIPP/E certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals for proficiency with data privacy (including the GDPR and the ePrivacy and Data Protection directives). Steve holds a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.S. in biology from the California Institute of Technology.