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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

101 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 309 6000
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Fax +1 212 309 6001
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www.morganlewis.com

Steven Navarro

Tel:
Work +1.212.309.6147
Email:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Latin America Team; Corporate & Business Transactions

Position

Steven concentrates on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity transactions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances primarily in the life sciences, energy and natural resources, and industrial sectors. He advises private equity funds, and multinational public and private companies on complex acquisitions, dispositions, and securities transactions. His practice also encompasses public and private M&A, stock and asset transactions, and purchases and sales resulting from bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings.  He is group leader of the New York office corporate, finance and investment management practice, and a former co-leader of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice.

Education

State University of New York at Albany; Georgetown University Law Center


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s further international expansion, most notably in Asia, has positioned the US M&A team for additional growth in cross-border deals. The team benefitted from a buoyant strategic M&A and private equity buyouts market in 2017 and its strong focus on financial services, technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy, and media and entertainment. One of the largest law firms in the US by headcount, it has a good record in domestic deals and is frequently sought out by non-US based multinationals for inbound acquisitions. Furthermore, the firm’s breadth, which includes strong intellectual property, employment, employee benefits and regulatory teams, is a significant draw to clients. It recently advised Iron Mountain on its $1.32bn agreement to acquire the US operation of IO Data Centers; this was the firm’s first M&A engagement from Iron Mountain. It also advised Harron Communications on its $1.4bn sale of the Metrocast cable systems brand to Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications. The firm has especially strong M&A teams in New York, Philadelphia and Boston, backed up by further talent in California and Texas. The team is ‘incredibly responsive’, ‘deeply knowledgeable’, ‘hugely value for money’ with the firm providing ‘well-reasoned and practical advice’. Philadelphia’s Richard Aldridge and Boston partner Laurie Cerveny lead the team and the latter is praised for being ‘very practical, smart and responsive’. Charles Engros is a ‘first-rate M&A specialist and outstanding relationship partner who always goes the extra mile’. Robert Dickey is ‘outstanding in his technical competence and service-oriented nature’. Boston partner Steven Browne is ‘a terrific lawyer’, ‘an excellent communicator and negotiator’ with ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘business acumen’. Steven Navarro and Orange County-based James Loss are also recommended. Partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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