Stephen P. Katz

Stephen Katz is a Partner and Chair of the Corporate Law Practice Group. He represents both public and privately held companies in all matters of corporate law. Mr. Katz’s background includes mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, venture capital, securities regulation, formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, joint venture agreements, licensing, corporate governance and general commercial agreements.  

Stephen P. Katz

Chair - Corporate Law

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“With our help, clients successfully navigate the complex and often sensitive negotiations between shareholders and partners, while focusing on the longevity of those business relationships.”

Bio

Mr. Katz has particularly deep experience handling corporate matters for companies in the construction industry ranging from family held local contractors to some of the largest contractors in the world. Some recent transactions in which Mr. Katz has assisted construction clients include:

  • Acquisition of a regional civil contractor in a transaction valued at over $50 million
  • Acquisition of a Canadian construction company in a transaction valued at over $100 million
  • Sale of a regional electrical contractor to its management team
  • Multi-million dollar Equity Investment by a foreign contractor in a U.S. regional contractor
  • Negotiation of complex shareholders agreements and intellectual property license agreements in connection with joint ownership of Indian construction company owned by a large international contractor and an Indian conglomerate
  • Negotiation of various indemnity agreements with sureties in connection with surety bonds in excess of $500 million
  • Establishment of U.S. subsidiaries for foreign contractors
  • Negotiation of senior executive employment agreements on behalf of a company hiring seniorexecutive officers

Mr. Katz has also represented a vast array of clients, including national and regional investment banks, publicly traded companies, venture capital investors, start up and middle stage technology companies, nationally recognized apparel manufacturers, hedge funds, corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Katz is the Co-Chair of the Securities Law Division of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has lectured and made numerous presentations on securities law and corporate topics to audiences of other professions, in house counsel, Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, clients and business owners.

Mr. Katz is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Katz received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Professional Associations

New Jersey State Bar Association (Securities Law Division, co-chair)

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Education

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Publications & Presentations

"A Little Corporate Housekeeping Can Help Avoid A Big Mess," Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, May 2012.