Mr Steven Haas > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory, Capital Markets and Securities, Crisis Management, Global Economic Development, Commerce, and Government Relations Group, Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility


Partner and co-head of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team


Steven is co-head of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team. He represents clients on a wide variety of M&A transactions, including change-of-control transactions, public company sales, strategic acquisitions and divestitures. He also regularly advises companies and boards of directors in connection with corporate governance, shareholder activism and other fiduciary duty matters.

Steven is a fellow in the American College of Governance Counsel. He is the co-editor and a contributing author of Corporate Governance: Law and Practice (LexisNexis), co-author of Goolsby & Haas on Virginia Corporations (5th edition 2014, LexisNexis), and co-drafter of the Virginia Stock Corporation Act. In addition, Steven has authored more than 40 articles that have appeared in legal and business publications with several of his articles being cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.

Steven is an appointed member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He previously served as chairman of the ABA Corporate Governance Subcommittee on Current Developments and Emerging Issues. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law and been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law.


Admitted to the Delaware, District of Columbia and Virginia State Bars


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, Notes Editor, Virginia Law Review, 2004
  • BA, Hampden-Sydney College, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

At Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, the M&A team pulls together multidisciplinary transactional, competition, data protection, labor, securities, tax and IP expertise. Richmond-based Steven Haas handles a wide range of corporate transactions, and is also active on the corporate governance and shareholder activism fronts. Steven Patterson, a member of the Washington DC office, co-chairs the team alongside Haas and is particularly well-regarded among retail and consumer products entities. The practice is also active in the field of energy-related deals, owing to the extensive expertise of Michael O’Leary in Houston.