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Stephen I. Budow

Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Corporate
Tel: 212.735.8668
Mobile: 917.689.4778
Fax: 917.522.3168
Email: sbudow@morrisoncohen.com

Stephen is one of the founding members of the Firm and is Chairman Emeritus of the Firm’s Corporate Department. He is an experienced corporate attorney whose practice is concentrated in mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine and senior debt financings, fund formation, securities laws, and general corporate counseling.

Stephen’s practice is broad-based, and includes both public and private companies in a wide range of industries ranging from finance to basic manufacturing and distribution to high-tech computer software and hardware.

Stephen represents both mezzanine and senior lenders, as well as borrowers in asset based and cash flow loans for general business requirements and in connection with refinancings, leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations, and restructurings. He also represents fund sponsors and managers of private equity funds and other private investment funds. Stephen works with his clients on large transactions (such as financings and acquisitions) as well as on governance issues, employment arrangements, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and other commercial issues. His experience also includes counseling New York metropolitan area real estate developers in connection with real estate acquisitions, financings, dispositions, leasing and conversions to condominium and cooperative corporations.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association


Columbia University School of Law
       Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar