Steven D. Lear
Steve assists companies in successfully navigating some of the most complex legal, tax, and business challenges imaginable. He formerly served as chief in-house counsel for two major companies (Lykes Bros. and U.S. Sugar Corporation) and is comfortable representing both public and privately held companies across a variety of industries.
EducationUniversity of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 2002University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, summa cum laude, Sr. Managing Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1986University of Vermont, B.S., cum laude, 1978
InvolvementAmerican Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants FloridaBoys and Girls Clubs of Miami-DadeBoard of Directors, 2014 - PresentDade County Bar AssociationThe Florida BarRecording Secretary of the Chapter 608 Redrafting CommitteeInstitute of Certified Public Accountants
Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2010 - present
The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2011 - Present
Florida Super Lawyers, 2013 - present
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Corporate Securities winner, 2005, 2016
Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, double finalist, 2007; finalist, 2010
Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated, 2013 Top Rated LawyerTM, Banking & Finance Law
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