Steve Lewis is the Managing Partner of Troutman Sanders LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with over 625 lawyers across 15 offices worldwide. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Steve ran the firm's business law practice for five years, managing more than 150 attorneys in the firm's seven corporate practice areas.
Steve represents clients engaged in a wide range of industries and advises them on a variety of corporate and commercial matters. His clients include Cousins Properties Incorporated, PRGX Global, Inc., PGA TOUR, Inc., Allied Systems Holdings, Inc., LexisNexis Group, Novare Group Holdings, and Rheem Manufacturing Company. He uses his accounting and finance background to learn and understand his clients' businesses, enabling him to provide practical, business oriented legal advice to management and boards of directors. His specialties include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, and general business matters.
Represented PRGX Global, Inc. in connection with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters in connection with its recapitalization and refinancing in 2007 and in connection with its sale of Meridian VAT Reclaim Operations Limited in Ireland.
Represented Cousins Properties Incorporated in connection with the formation of various joint venture entities to develop and own office buildings, medical office buildings and retail centers.
Represented LexisNexis Group and its subsidiary ChoicePoint in connection with the formation of an insurance exchange and in connection with its acquisition of various private companies.
Represented FedEx Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Watkins Motor Lines.
Represented NDCHealth Corporation in connection with its acquisition of McKesson Corporation's OmniLink business, its acquisition of Arclight Systems LLC, its acquisition of TechRx Incorporated, the sale of its physician clearinghouse business, and the formation of a pharmacy benefits administration joint venture.
Represented numerous privately held companies in the sale of their businesses to public corporations engaged in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail home improvement, newspaper, oil and gas, publishing, transportation, and technology.
Represented a privately held corporation engaged in the retail home improvement business in all aspects of its business, including private placements of securities to raise approximately $75,000,000.
Represented a privately held pharmaceutical manufacturing company in all commercial aspects of its business, including product development agreements and manufacturing and supply agreements.
Represented AGCO Corporation in connection with its acquisitions of Deutz Argentina S.A., the agricultural equipment and industrial tractor division of Iochpe-Maxion S.A. (a Brazilian company), the White-New Idea farm equipment business, Agricredit Acceptance Corporation and Massey Ferguson.
Represented Turner Sports Inc. in connection with its joint venture with NBC Sports Ventures Inc. to televise NASCAR races and related programming.
Represented Zale Corporation in connection with the sale of its Diamond Park Fine Jewelry division and in connection with its acquisition of Karten's Jewelers, Inc.
Represented a privately held company in connection with its acquisition of the rights to operate the PGA TOUR Radio Network.
Represented The Southern Company in connection with its endorsement agreements with various professional golfers and its sponsorship of The TOUR Championship golf tournament.
Represented AT&T Global Information Solutions Company ("AT&T-GIS") in connection with the formation of TransQuest Information Solutions, a joint venture between AT&T-GIS and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Represented the Georgia Lottery Corporation during its start-up.
Represented the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority in connection with its outsourcing of a statewide UCC indexing system.
Represented Standard Management Corporation in connection with the sale of Standard Life Insurance.
Civic and Community Activities
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, 2012-present
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Board of Visitors, 2011-present
Leadership Atlanta, Board of Trustees, 2011-present
Participant, Class of 2007
Junior Achievement of Georgia, Board of Directors, 2004-present
Executive Committee, 2007-present
University of North Carolina Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2006-2011
Long-Range Planning Committee, 2008-present
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, 2007-2009
Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA, Board of Directors, 2005-2008
Chair, Human Resources Committee, 2008
Atlanta Regional UNC Law Alumni Council, 1997-2002
Buckhead Business Association Leadership Development Program
Steering Committee, 1997-2000
Atlanta's Business Leader IMPACT Award (2010).
Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in corporate law (2004-2011).
Selected as a Super Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2013).
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law (2013-2014).
Managing Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2011-present
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1999-present
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1991-1998
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