Peterson, Steve

Steve Peterson

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Steve Peterson focuses his practice on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Steve represents public and private companies in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Securities offerings
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity financings
  • Matters related to corporate governance

Steve Peterson focuses his practice on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Steve represents public and private companies in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Securities offerings
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity financings
  • Matters related to corporate governance

Steve’s practice includes the representation of several prominent family offices in their investment and financing activities. Steve’s experience spans diverse industries, such as:

  • Energy (midstream, oil field services, electric power, renewable energy)
  • Automotive dealerships
  • Boutique hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Cinema dining
  • Galvanized steel
  • Industrial components
  • Sports drinks
  • Private aviation
  • Ranches
  • Food processing and packaging

Steve’s representative experience includes:

  • Serving as outside general counsel to:
    • A middle market private equity fund, including with its formation and organization and its M&A activities
    • A private, luxury boutique resort management company, including general corporate, M&A and financing matters
    • A power plant development company, including representing the company in connection with equity, debt and sub-debt financings of its power plant projects
    • The U.S. operations of a publicly traded electricity supplier and power company based in Australia
  • A mid-cap midstream public company in several strategic divestitures and acquisitions, including a joint venture with a large midstream public company
  • A small-cap midstream public company in several strategic acquisitions, including its joint venture equity financing with a large public company
  • Anchor investor and general partner in connection with the formation of a $250 million private equity fund, and currently serve as outside counsel for the fund's general partner
  • A large public food services corporation based in Spain with its U.S. mergers and acquisitions
  • A middle market private equity fund in several investments and divestitures in the oil field services and industrial services industries
  • A large oil field services company in a strategic joint venture with another major oil field services company
  • A large strategic joint venture in its development of several wind farms in United States with capacities to generate over 2,000 MW
  • Two major automotive retail platforms in acquiring several foreign and domestic automotive dealerships, with deal sizes ranging from $30 million to over $100 million
  • Startup, emerging and middle market companies in several mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, including construction contracting companies, software companies, oil field service companies, geophysical and seismic data companies and health care providers, with deal sizes ranging from $5 million to $500 million
  • A large, independent gas storage company in its recapitalization transaction with one of the world's largest private equity funds
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Education
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1999
  • B.S., Mathematical Economics, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1999
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
Community Leadership
    • Volunteer, Children Literacy Campaign