Dormer Stephen is Co-Chair of the Firm's Business and Finance Practice Group.
Dormer handles venture capital and private equity and debt transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. His practice involves the representation of Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, emerging growth companies and investment banks in structuring, negotiating and documenting seed through later stage equity and debt investments, mezzanine financings, syndicated credit facilities, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, rollup strategies, joint ventures, intellectual property transactions, work-outs and financial restructurings and general corporate matters. Constituent companies are in a broad range of industries including financial services, insurance, life sciences, media, software and telecommunications. He also represents public and private clients in an "outside general counsel" capacity. Roles include counseling on strategic initiatives (such as joint ventures, joint development projects and intellectual property licensing and collaboration), commercial contract matters (such as distribution and supply agreements, license agreements and employment agreements) and other general corporate matters (such as employment and severance matters, equity incentive plans, corporate governance, real estate matters and insurance matters).
Global Venture Capital Firm Finances Medical Advancement
Acquisition of Video Streaming Company
Acquisition of Television Channel
Acquisition of Telecommunications Company
Acquisition for Life Insurance Company
Sale of Digital Signage Company
Financing, Restructuring and Sale of Bioscience Company
Representation of Various Investments Funds in Numerous Deals
General Corporate Representation for Alarm Installation and Servicing Roll-up Company
General Corporate Representation for Facilities Maintenance Roll-up Company
Outside General Counsel to Biopharmaceutical Company
Summer 1998, United States v. O'Hagan: The Misappropriation Theory Under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 - Can the Judicial Oak Grow Any Higher?
Fall 1996, "Gustafson: One Small Step (Backward) for Private Plaintiffs, One Giant Leap (Backward) for the Securities Bar"
January 27, 2012, Two Partners Join Hartford Office from Dewey & LeBoeuf
September 11, 2012, Fall 2012 Northeast Private Equity Conference
May 9, 2012, Strategies for Business Transitions in Today's Economy
January 18, 2012, Winter 2012 Northeast Private Equity Conference