University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with high honors
- Law Review Senior Editor
- Order of the Coif
- Florida Atlantic University, B.S.M.E.
Bar and Court Admissions
- The Florida Bar
Stephen D. Moore Jr.
Shareholder / Board of Directors
Steve is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and a corporate transactional lawyer in the firm’s Business and Healthcare practice areas. Steve’s practice for more than 20 years has focused on the representation of clients in their most important and complicated transactions, including the negotiation and documentation of mergers, acquisitions and stock and asset sales, joint ventures, private equity investments and financings. Steve also represents clients and executives in the development of executive compensation packages, including those entered into in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Steve works within a team of firm lawyers with extensive experience in assisting clients in their due diligence efforts, entity selection and structuring, corporate governance, borrowings and general contract matters. He also enjoys working with clients to implement their strategic plans and frequently provides general legal and business advice. Steve is business minded and is firmly focused on helping clients achieve their business objectives in a prudent and practical manner.
Steve represents a wide range of clients, including both public and privately held entities, early-stage entities, and global Fortune 500 organizations, in numerous industries including logistics, automotive, medical, legal and financial services, agricultural, and healthcare. Steve also represents private equity groups and investors in their investments.
Steve was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America, which named him the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law, and the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Business Organizations. Steve is married with four children and spends much of his free time coaching youth baseball and basketball teams.
Representation of an agricultural business in a prospective sale of the company with an estimated sales price in excess of $120 million.
Representation of a pre-revenue, startup technology company in connection with several rounds of equity financing and the ultimate sale of the company to an international public technology company with a purchase price of approximately $25 million.
Representation of an early-stage pharmaceutical company in the negotiation of option and collaboration agreements with a Fortune 100 company involving consideration ranging from $25-$290 million and royalty potential exceeding $1 billion.
Representation of investors in the formation of a specialty insurance company with an initial capitalization exceeding $80 million.
Representation of a borrower in connection with the establishment of a $60 million, asset-based credit facility.
Representation of a logistics company in connection with its acquisition of a competitor headquartered in London with operations throughout Europe and Asia.
Best Lawyers in America
- 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions
- 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law
- 2018 Lawyer of the Year, Business Organizations
- Chambers and Partners
- Florida Super Lawyers
- Florida Trend Legal Elite
- AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Jacksonville Business Journal
- Ultimate Attorney
- 40 Under 40
- Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- St. Andrew's Lighthouse, former board member