Steven Hollander



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Steven Hollander

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Steve is a Corporate Partner in the New York office.

Steve’s practice focuses on corporate, private equity and securities transactions, most often on international transactions representing companies, sponsors, acquirers, targets and private equity firms. His work includes equity investments, joint ventures, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, control acquisitions and dispositions, commercial contracts, regulatory filings, restructurings, other business transactions and general corporate matters. He also prepares Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange filings and submissions, particularly relating to foreign private issuers.

Steve is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, regularly advising and providing opinions in relation to entities formed in Liberia and the Marshall Islands.  He has written extensively on corporate and securities matters, Marshall Islands and Liberian law and has taught continuing legal education courses in securities law and opinion practice.

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    Steven’s experience includes advising:
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of multiple Texas based wind farms from different parties.
    • SunEdison on the sale of four French PV plants.
    • Globus Maritime Ltd on its transfer of the public listing of its shares from the Alternative Investment Market to NASDAQ, and on its follow-on offering of equity securities.
    • Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC in its purchase of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares from Euroseas Ltd.
    • Global Ship Lease, Inc. and its parent company CMA CGM in Global Ship Lease’s acquisition by Marathon Acquisition Corp., through a merger valued at US$1bn.

Education Open

  • 2005: Emory University School of Law, J.D. with honors
  • 2002: Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Recommended by IFLR1000 as a Highly Regarded Professional in M&A
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018: Securities & Corporate Finance
  • A Guide to Due Diligence of Commercial Contracts, New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2011
  • Public Mining Company Disclosure: Common SEC Comments, Practical Law Company, October 2012
  • Entering the U.S. Capital Markets: A Brief Overview of Rule 144A and Regulation S WFW Briefing
  • Master Limited Partnerships for the Shipping and Offshore Industries WFW Briefing
  • Forming Entities in the Marshall Islands and Liberia: Some Key Considerations WFW Briefing
  • Speaker, Lloyds Alternative Ship Finance North America Conference “Sourcing private equity and hedge funds: Identifying and evaluating current sources of public equity”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “The Reopening of the Capital Markets for Shipping”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “Shipping and the Capital Markets”
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education course “Overview of Private Placements and Private Resales of Securities”
  • Panelist, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “MLPs as Growth Business & Capital Raising Vehicle”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “Shipping & The Non-Bank Debt Markets”
  • Speaker, LNG Shipping Conference “Master Limited Partnerships”
  • Speaker, “Going Public in the US – Practical Considerations for Shipping Companies”
  • Speaker, “Managing Your Shipping Joint Venture”

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2014-present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 2009-2014: Associate then Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 2006-2009: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • 2005-2006: Healy & Baillie, LLP

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