Steve is a U.S. attorney with a general corporate practice focusing on international companies investing in Korea and operating in or seeking to enter the Korean market, as well as Korean companies engaging in cross-border matters. Prior to SEUM, Steve’s broad experience includes representing financial institutions and international companies in connection with IPOs and debt/equity offerings in the New York and Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm, and startup/emerging company representation at the same firm’s Silicon Valley office; representing Korean and international companies in connection with investments, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions and other cross-border matters in Seoul at one of the leading traditional Korean law firms; and outside advisory and in-house counsel experience at an investment and enterprise building firm and social networking startup company.
Cross-border investment and transactions, foreign investment and entry into Korean market, international joint ventures and partnerships, general corporate, startup/emerging company, venture capital financing, M&A.
2002 New York
2001 Columbia University School of Law
1997 University of Chicago
2014-17 Odd Things Limited
2014-16 AndBeyond Co., Ltd
2010-14 Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2009 Citigroup Global Markets Korea Securities Limited / Citibank Korea Inc.(secondment)
2006-09 Shearman & Sterling LLP (Hong Kong)
2004-06 Shearman & Sterling LLP (Menlo Park)
2001-04 Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York)