Serving as outside general counsel for businesses that do not need or want a fulltime in-house attorney, Stephen has over 30 years of experience counseling clients on a wide array of corporate, business, commercial, employment, labor, litigation, and succession planning issues. As his client’s internal advocate, Stephen also monitors the work of specialist attorneys both within Ulmer & Berne and in other firms to ensure quality and to control costs. The net effect being the benefits of a seasoned in-house general counsel available on an “as needed” basis. In addition, Stephen represents both management and union clients in the private and public sectors, handling labor negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). Stephen has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®.
(B.A.,cum laude, with honors, 1976)