Steve is co-Chair of the firm-wide Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice group. Experienced in chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, Uniform Commercial Code litigation, Lanham Act enforcement litigation, receivership cases, insurance company liquidation, tribal insolvency, and stock brokerage liquidations under the Securities Investor Protection Act, Steve focuses his practice in the area of creditors' rights, commercial litigation, and insolvency and receivership proceedings. Steve has litigated cases in Federal, Tribal, and State trial and appellate courts, for financial institutions, trustees, receivers, franchisors, and committees. He also has extensive work in out-of-court workouts in numerous industries and agriculture, including cooperatives.
Steve has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. He has also been honored as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" (Utah Business Magazine), and has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. In 2001 Governor Michael O. Leavitt appointed Steve as the Chair of the Utah Procurement Appeals Board to which he has been reappointed by the succeeding governors until statutorily dissolved in 2012. Steve is peer review rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.
Steve has regularly presented at numerous education programs for accountants, bankers, lawyers, and community members at large. He is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching secured transactions at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.