Steven Khadavi
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Steven Khadavi

Partner
khadavi.steven@dorsey.com

Overview

STEVEN KHADAVI GUIDES BUSINESSES THROUGH A WIDE RANGE OF DEBT AND EQUITY FINANCING TRANSACTIONS, INCLUDING SEC-REGISTERED OFFERINGS, PRIVATE PLACEMENTS, DEBT TENDER OFFERS, CONSENT SOLICITATIONS AND EXCHANGE OFFERS.

Steven is a corporate partner and the managing partner of Dorsey's New York office. He helps both public and private companies and their boards of directors navigate complex securities laws. Steven also counsels investment banks that underwrite or facilitate a variety of financing transactions. In addition, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Steven has also advised Israeli clients operating in the U.S. and companies and investors doing business in Israel.

Steven is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and co-chair of Dorsey's Israel practice group.

Education & Admissions

George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1996), with highest honors; Order of the Coif

Clark University (B.A., Economics, 1993), with honors

Admissions

  • New York

Languages

  • Farsi

News & Resources

Articles

All Issuers Eligible to Confidentially Submit Draft IPO Registration Statements
SEC Adopts Use of Exhibit Hyperlinks in Filings
Guidance Provided by SEC on Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers
Hyperlinks Proposed for SEC Filings
New ISS FAQs Issued for 2016
Shorter Tender Offer Period Permitted for Certain Securities
“The Additional Burdens of New Legislation on Businesses,” SEC Compliance Best Practices: Leading Lawyers on Understanding New Regulations and Developing Compliance Strategies (Inside the Minds)
SEC Permits Disclosure through Social Media
London NASDAQ IPO Seminar Video Replay
Confidential Filings Limited for Foreign Private Issuers
SEC Eliminates Use of Credit Ratings in Determining Eligibility for Forms S-3 and F-3
SEC Delays Implementation of Dodd-Frank Provisions
New York Enacts Revisions to Power of Attorney Law
A Comparative Regulatory Guide to Stock Exchange Listing in Hong Kong, New York, London and Toronto
Changes to New York Power of Attorney Law Could Have Broad Implications
SEC Mandates Use of XBRL for Financial Statements
Debt Exchange Lowdown, The Deal
"Overcoming the Challenges of New Disclosure Regulations," SEC Compliance Best Practices: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Disclosure Requirements, Developing Compliance Procedures, and Advising Clients on Reporting Practices (Inside the Minds)
"Exchange-Offer Alternatives for Issuers of Debt Securities," Andrews Litigation Reporter
Companies Should Look Closely at Risk Factor Disclosure in Light of the Current Financial Crisis
Playback: The Financial Crisis: Practical Responses for Companies Webinar
Exchange Offer Alternatives for Issuers of Debt Securities
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Outlines Filing Review Process
"The Viability of Maintaining Successful Actions against the RTC and the FDIC." Volume 63, George Washington Law Review

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Represents Otelco Inc. in Long-term Debt Refinancing
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Dorsey Advises Greater Talent Network in its Sale to United Talent Agency
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in New York
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in New York
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers Global 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Partners Khadavi, Barry, Carpanini, Cashman, and Vaughan
Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in New York
Dorsey & Whitney Represents CHS Inc. in Public Offering of Preferred Stock
Dorsey & Whitney Represents Tri-State in $1.59 billion Debt Refinancing
Dorsey Represents Houlihan Lokey, as Placement Agent to Hutchinson Technology
Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in New York
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers Global 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers Chris Barry, Steven Khadavi, Chris McFadzean and Steve Vaughan
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in New York
Chambers & Partners Recognizes Three Lawyers and Two Practices in New York Office
Steven Khadavi - An "Up-and-Comer" in New York Capital Markets

Events & Speaking Engagements

The Financial Crisis: Practical Responses for Companies
NYSBA Seminar: "Practical Skills: Forming & Advising Businesses"

Select Presentations

  • "Activist Investors & Boards – An Invaluable Dynamic in Corporate Governance & Strategy," (Panelist), Women in the Boardroom (November 18, 2014)
  • "Designing the Right Capital Markets Assessment Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities," (Moderator and Panelist), Financial Executives International Summit (April 4, 2011)
  • " The Venture Roadmap - What Israeli Startups Need to Know to Attract US Capital," (Moderator and Panelist), US/Israel Venture Summit (March 30, 2011)
  • "Challenges & Opportunities Accessing Capital Markets," Interview with LegalMinds TV (January 6, 2010)
  • "Critical Changes to New York's Power of Attorney Law Now in Effect: What You Need to Know," Practising Law Institute Webcast Seminar (October 28, 2009)
  • "Success Strategies for New Partners: Making Sense of Making Partner," Practising Law Institute (March 25, 2008)
  • "Securities Law Compliance Strategies," Reed Logic Video Seminar (2008)
  • "Practical Skills: Forming & Advising Businesses," NYSBA Seminar (November 16, 2006)

Industries & Practices

Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Capital Markets
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Health Care
  • Israel
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Private Equity
  • Telecommunications

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York
  • Member of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Israel National Museum of Science

Accolades

 

 Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual 
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers, New York, 2013-2017
  • Listed as a "Rising Star," Super Lawyers, New York, 2011-2012
  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2008-2015; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2016-2018
  • Recognized by Chambers, Global Edition, 2014
  • Named Middle Market Up-and-Comer by The Deal (April 2007)
Steven Khadavi