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Steven K. Sims

Managing PartnerSteven Sims

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Steve Sims has developed a unique perspective on best practices in delivery of legal services through over 20 years of work at private law firms and seven years of in-house experience at a leading manufacturer of steel containers. He brings a balance of analytical skills and business acumen to bear on mergers and acquisitions, investments, secured lending and other complex transactions. He also represents start-up business owners and executives who are joining or leaving an employer. Steve has handled multiple distribution, sales agent, outsourcing and strategic partnership arrangements. During his career, Steve has:

  • Served as General Counsel of a New York Stock Exchange company
  • Served as legal advisor to boards of directors and senior management teams
  • Developed effective strategies for resolving commercial disputes
  • Ensured good corporate governance and securities law compliance at public and private companies
  • Negotiated and drafted for acquisitions, divestitures and other complex business matters

Prior to joining Enterprise Law Group in 2004, Steve was a Partner at Much Shelist in Chicago. Prior to joining Much Shelist in 2002, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of U.S. Can Corporation. In addition to handling acquisition and divestiture transactions valued in the aggregate at $175 million, he handled shareholder matters, legal compliance and reporting, commercial agreements, claims and litigation, technology and IT systems acquisition and license agreements, and the critical legal aspects of an artwork portfolio for a custom and specialty products business.

Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Ross & Hardies (now a part of McGuire Woods). Among his assignments were to represent a large Chicago-based software company and a container manufacturer in several rounds of financing and acquisitions.

Background

Washington University

J.D., Order of the Coif, Notes and Comments Editor of Washington University Law Quarterly

Eastern Illinois University

B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude.

Mr. Sims is admitted to practice in Illinois. He is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section.