Steven K. Sims

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If you ask Steve, working with a wide variety of clients is one of the best parts of his job. He enjoys plant tours with manufacturers. He appreciates the personal side of a family-owned business. He learns from his international clients, discovering the laws, customs and negotiating styles of different countries. He likes helping directors and C-level officers navigate their careers and overcome business challenges. He has a lot in common with the professional service providers he represents, and he has a kinship when working with in-house counsel, because Steve spent seven years as in-house general counsel for a large international container manufacturer.

In more than 30 years of practice, Steve has established himself as a trusted advisor for businesses and individuals. He handles complex mergers and acquisitions, financing and capital-raising transactions, private placements, reorganizations and outsourcing transactions, ownership agreements and strategic alliances, and long-term wind and solar leases and easements. Steve assists clients with corporate governance and securities law compliance, secured lending transactions, international business and cross-border transactions, intellectual property licensing and acquisition, private equity and venture capital transactions, and litigation and risk management. He also drafts, negotiates and manages a wide variety of commercial and other forms of contracts and agreements.

Steve’s clients work in a variety of industries, including fabrication, manufacturing and printing, freight and logistics, containers and packaging, metal services, factory automation, tool and die, bearings and bearing assemblies, web retailing, financial services, consulting, investment banking, market data analytics and real estate. He provides value to his clients with the right mix of practical business acumen and technical legal skills.


Membership & Involvement

Member: American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Subcommittees

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Education on Demand


Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1989

Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1986


  • Illinois
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