Steven T. McDevitt
As an associate in the Business Combinations and Capital Transactions practice group, Steve advises clients as they grow their business, from formation, raising capital, commercial transactions, acquisitions, to selling the company or its assets.
In his practice, Steve is focused on providing practical advice tailored to the needs of his clients. Whether advising a client on corporate structure, negotiating commercial contracts, or representing a client in the sale or acquisition of a business, Steve looks to add value based on a personal knowledge of the client's business and its strategic goals.
Steve's past experience in labor and employment law allows him to bring a well-rounded approach to his corporate practice. For large and mid-size companies, Steve assists with preparing executive employment agreements. For startups and emerging companies, Steve helps clients navigate state workers' compensation and unemployment compensation laws.
Steve also co-founded the firm's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice, which helps businesses integrate the commercial use of drones into their operations.
Steve's passion for law and business is nothing new. Before law school, Steve worked as a legislative analyst at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. In that role, he worked with business leaders to advocate for pro-growth legislation. Prior to the Chamber, Steve worked on a presidential campaign and interned on Capitol Hill.
Highlights & Recognitions
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Georgetown University Law Center, “New Deal Legal History” Seminar, Spring 2013
- C-Change, Class 5, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 2010
Memberships & Affiliations
- Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Governance Committee
- Cincinnati Ballet, Attitude Associate Board, Corporate Outreach Committee
- DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Board of Directors
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, International Commercial Arbitration Team, Coach
Recent Blog Posts
- Drones Overhead: What’s All the Buzz About?
- Seventh Circuit First Federal Court of Appeals to Recognize Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII
- Department of Labor’s Justifications For New Persuader Rule Not Persuasive: Court Permanently Halts Implementation
- NLRB Continues to Expand Union Influence Over Joint Employment
- EEOC Emphasizes Leave Under ADA
- EEOC: Position Statements On-Demand for Employees, Employers Stay in the FOIA Line
- Cincinnati Passes Wage Theft Ordinance: Is Your Company Covered?
- Supreme Court Closes Off “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil” Defense in Religious Discrimination Suits
- EEOC’s Proposed Rule Favors Employee Wellness Programs
- Supreme Court Permits Labor Department to Flip-Flop on Wage-Hour Interpretations
- Buyer’s Remorse No More: Supreme Court Declines to Review Sixth Circuit Decision That Penalizes Employer for Granting Employee’s Request for Transfer
- NLRB Issues New Quick Election Rules
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- St. Xavier High School, Fr. Healy Society
- Fernside, Group Facilitator