Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Education

Duke University, J.D., with high honors, 1986, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Duke Law Journal, 1985-86

Alfred University, M.S., 1983

Alfred University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1982

Profile

Steve Lynch has broad experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on representing publicly traded issuers in a variety of securities transactions and compliance matters. He regularly advises boards of directors and committees of NYSE and NASDAQ-listed companies regarding corporate governance practices and related matters.

Steve's experience includes representing companies in registered and 144A debt offerings, tender offers for debt and equity securities, initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, implementation of shareholder rights plans, public and private company acquisitions, including negotiated mergers, contested acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and dispositions, and private equity investments.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, corporate/M&A, 2005-17
  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, corporate governance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital markets, securities regulation, 2003-18; Charlotte Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, 2012; Charlotte Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015, 2017; Charlotte Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2016; Charlotte Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business law, 2006, 2009-10, Top vote-getter in 2011, Hall of Fame, business 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, securities and corporate finance, 2006-17; Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2012, 2014-15 
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Experience

Experience

News & Events

News

Insights

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chair, 2009-11
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Corporations Committee, 2001-present
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