Steven Vazquez is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the Tampa office, and a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. He is also chair of the firm’s national Business Law Department. Steven's practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has worked with multiple private equity groups to manage aspects of transactions in regards to both buying and selling. Additionally, Steven has particular experience in the technology, healthcare, and healthcare information technology sectors.
Steven has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings and public companies in the areas of corporate governance and securities compliance. He also has represented public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, including advising boards of directors and special committees of independent directors on corporate governance matters, change in control issues, and anti-takeover strategies.
Steven is a former member of the firm's Management Committee.
Steven was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® list for his work in Real Estate, The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Securities/Capital Markets Law (2007-2021), Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2007-2021), Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2013-2021), Corporate Governance Law (2014-2021) and Venture Capital Law (2016-2021), and was named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2017), Securities/Capital Markets Law (2020) and Mergers and Acquisitions (2021) in Tampa. He is named in Florida Trend magazine's Florida Legal Elite™ in the area of corporate law. Steven was also ranked as one of the top corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA (2008-2020).
Steven graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was elected to Order of the Coif, and was an editor of the Florida Law Review and Florida Tax Review. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State University.