Steve Gavin advises clients in a wide variety of corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions, and regularly counsels boards of directors and special committees of both public and private companies on corporate governance and oversight issues.
Steve’s clients include Loews, Inc.; SPX Flow, Inc.; Morningstar, Inc.; Nuveen Investments, Inc.; Groupon, Inc.; Skillz Inc.; Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corporation; Echo Global Logistics, Inc.; The Vistria Group; Water Street Healthcare Partners and CORE Industrial Partners.
Honors and Awards
Steve was ranked by Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A in 2014-2022. He was also honored in the 2007, 2015, 2016, and 2020-2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, where he was also named "Lawyer of the Year," in 2020 for mergers & acquisitions and securities/capital markets law. Steve has been consecutively listed in The Legal 500 as a top attorney in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts since 2009.
Steve served as the chair of Winston & Strawn’s Corporate & Finance Department from 2006 to 2012. Steve is a former Chairman of the Board of Link Unlimited and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Steve received a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale College in 1982, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1985.
- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Announced Acquisition by The Jordan Company, L.P.
- Winston represents RLH Equity Partners and the Equityholders of ClearView Healthcare Partners in Sale to GHO Capital Partners
- Healthwell Acquisition Corp. I Announces Closing of $250,000,000 Initial Public Offering
- Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corporation Business Combination with Altimar Acquisition Corp. II
- Groupon, Inc. Issuance of $200,000,000 1.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026
- CORE Industrial Partners Acquisition of J&K Ingredients
- CORE Industrial Partners Acquisition of TCG Legacy
- CORE Industrial Partners Sale of Prototek to Snow Phipps
- Skillz Inc. Business Combination with Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.
- Sprout Social, Inc. Follow-on Public Offering
- Sprout Social Initial Public Offering
- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) Acquisition of LSG Insurance
- KeHe Distributors, LLC and KeHE Finance Corp. in their 144A private offering of $200,000,000
- Morningstar Acquisition of DBRS
- Sale of Chartis Group to Audax Private Equity
- Shore Capital Partners Sale of Fast Pace Urgent Care
- Groupon $250 Million Cash Stock Investment by Atairos Management
- CPI Card Group Dual Listing IPO
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Accolade 06/03/22Winston & Strawn Recognized in Chambers USA 2022
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Accolade 05/19/21Winston & Strawn Recognized in Chambers USA 2021
Accolade 05/14/21Winston Partners Recognized on Lawdragon’s 2021 List of 500 Leading Dealmakers in America
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Accolade 04/23/20Winston & Strawn Recognized in Chambers USA 2020
Accolade 03/20/20Winston Partners Recognized in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
Briefing 12/10/192020 SEC Filing Deadline and Financial Statement Staleness Calendars
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Accolade 05/30/19Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2019
Accolade 04/25/19Winston & Strawn Recognized in Chambers USA 2019
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Briefing 03/28/19SEC Adopts Rule Amendments to Modernize Disclosure Requirements Under Regulation S-K and Related Rules and Forms
Briefing 11/19/182019 SEC Filing Deadline and Financial Statement Staleness Calendars
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