Steven B. Chameides, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, is primarily engaged in corporate transactions, financing, and international trade. He has wide-ranging experience advising U.S. and foreign-based clients on national and international business issues.
For both publicly-owned and private companies, Steve has negotiated and structured mergers, acquisitions, divestments, financings, joint ventures and other business initiatives. His broad transactional practice encompasses such business sectors as manufacturing, technology, communications, health care, hospitality, shipping, aviation, real estate, and security. Much of his work has involved transnational projects and he has served as legal and business advisor to state-owned enterprises. In addition, he has extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, and in matters relating to governmental regulation of business activity.
Before joining Foley, Steve served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy, practiced law in New York City, and was a founding partner of a firm specializing in maritime and aviation law and business.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Steve is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, and many federal trial and appellate courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and other professional organizations.
Steve graduated, with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was research editor of the Journal of Law Reform. Prior to law school, he earned undergraduate degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering and in mathematics from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.
A private pilot and ocean sailor, Steve has been active in many charitable and civic organizations.