Assistant Dean and Director, Business Law Program
Legal Research Center
Steve has extensive business management and leadership experience in Fortune 500, mid-market and small business environments, as well as assignments in the public sector, and non-profit organizations.
Steve worked twelve years with The Mead Corporation where he served as marketing director, manufacturing manager and VP of sales for a consumer products division. As an entrepreneur, Steve operated a microbrewery in the Northwest as co-owner and chief operating officer. Steve has experience representing both sellers and purchasers of small and mid-size companies.
Among other activities, Steve has served on the board of directors of DePaul Treatment Centers, and has worked closely on strategy development with Mercy Corps and SOLV, as well as serving as a consultant to the mayor and the Portland Development Commission on economic development initiatives in the 1990s. Steve’s non-profit sector experience includes spearheading an international development project for Mercy Corps in Guatemala and serving as Chief Operating Officer of De Paul Treatment Centers.
In 2006, Steve co-founded the Small Business Legal Clinic and served as chair of its board of advisers. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Steve teaches Business Principles for Lawyers at Lewis & Clark Law School each fall and has taught Business Strategy at Portland State University where he was previously responsible for the Senior Capstone Program for the School of Business Administration.
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
- B.A. 1980 University of Cincinnati, summa cum laude
- 1985 Harvard Business School, Program for Management Development
- J.D. 2005 Lewis & Clark Law School