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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


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

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Distinguished Service Award, 2023
  • Chambers USA, corporate/M&A, 2005-24
  • The Best Lawyers in America, corporate governance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital markets, securities regulation, 2003-24
    • Charlotte Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015, 2017, 2020, 2022, 2024
    • Charlotte Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, 2018, 2021
    • Charlotte Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016
    • Charlotte Securities Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2024
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite Hall of Fame, business 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, securities and corporate finance, 2006-21, 2023-24; Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2012, 2014-15 
  • IFLR1000 United States, highly regarded - North Carolina, mergers & acquisitions, 2019-20
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated



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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section, Section Council Member, 2004-07; Vice Chair, 2007-09; Chair, 2009-11
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Corporations Committee, 2001-present; Chair, 2002-04
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