Steve is a business-focused attorney with a private practice in Kalamazoo. Steve has broad knowledge of branding, advertising and marketing topics, including agency work, content syndication, licensing, and sponsored content in print, broadcast, social and OTT media. Steve also helps clients with transactions in commercial real estate.
Previously, Steve served as Regional Counsel, Europe at Stryker Corporation, where he developed guidelines allowing the company to activate new branding strategies in markets outside the US. Before going in-house for Stryker, Steve was an attorney in the advertising and real estate practice groups at Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn. Before Honigman, Steve earned ten years of experience with supply chain management and strategic vendor relations in government, healthcare, and technology.
Steve is CIPP/E certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals for proficiency with data privacy (including the GDPR and the ePrivacy and Data Protection directives). Steve holds a JD with a concentration in intellectual property from the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.S. in biology from the California Institute of Technology.