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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in business/corporate, energy, employment, tax, project finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. 275 attorneys represent businesses throughout the United States from offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.
We’ve been called an energy powerhouse. In fact, the firm was founded more than 100 years ago to advance and protect the interests of clients in the natural gas, oil, and coal industries. Steptoe & Johnson is known for providing integrated legal services to the energy industry and shale development knowledge, and advocacy, particularly in the Marcellus and Utica shales. We’re named the top listed firm in the nation in Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Many of our attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and are rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rank awarded.
Our entire firm is built on business sensibility. CEOs, GCs, boards, and executive managers turn to us when the going is good, bad or otherwise. In return, they get counsel from lawyers who are personally invested in the success of their business. Starting? Expanding? Dominating? Surviving? We advise clients across the business life cycle and through thick and thin.
Our corporate and transactional team provides guidance on a full range of issues from business structure, initial capitalization and financing to strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. We provide proactive advice on day-to-day operations, corporate governance, and application of fiduciary duty standards. Our goal is to develop long term relationships with clients and serve as trusted strategic advisors on both legal and business issues.
Working with clients to achieve their business goals, Steptoe & Johnson litigators seek the cost-effective, early resolution of lawsuits, bearing in mind both the cost of litigation and the risk of encouraging additional lawsuits by settling cases that should be tried. By doing so, Steptoe & Johnson has gained a reputation for providing clients with common sense advice. Recognizing that cost control and time are critical factors, our litigators also are adept at analysis, budgeting, project management, and alternative dispute resolution. Firm litigators have built a strong record in complex cases. This reputation, coupled with willingness to take cases to trial, provides clients with exemplary service based on client-focused partnering.
Steptoe & Johnson’s Labor and Employment Team is recognized as one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the United States within a multiservice firm. Team members represent businesses in all aspects of labor relations; from contract negotiations to strikes. With comprehensive experience in every facet of employment law, our team provides innovative solutions to deliver exceptional results that help clients.