Steven Stokdyk, a leading corporate lawyer, advises companies, principal investors, and investment banks on their most complex securities, finance, acquisition, and governance matters. He is the former Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Company Representation Practice and Local Chair of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Stokdyk has extensive experience with strategic transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • High-yield, convertible, and secured debt offerings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Private equity and debt investments

He also regularly advises public and private clients on corporate governance and structure, as well as securities law compliance.

Mr. Stokdyk draws on nearly three decades of experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, financial institutions, healthcare, gaming, and real estate.
 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Stokdyk represents public and private companies in their most significant M&A transactions, as well as strategic/activist defense, proxy contest, and other corporate control matters. Transactions highlights include:

Acquisitions or dispositions for:

  • Avery Dennison 
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Encore Capital Group
  • Teladoc
  • Golden Entertainment
  • URS Corporation
  • United Online
  • Breitburn Energy
  • Boston Scientific
  • Live Nation
  • ASGN Incorporated
  • Motorcar Parts of America
  • Tutor Perini
  • KB Home

Significant transactions for:

  • Oaktree Capital
  • Gores Capital Group
  • Susquehanna International
  • Sovereign wealth funds

Numerous public company merger transactions, advising:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moelis
  • Bank of America
  • Stifel/KBW

Capital Markets

As a prominent capital markets lawyer, Mr. Stokdyk has extensive experience representing issuers and investment banks in a wide variety of equity and debt offerings. Transaction highlights include:

More than 70 IPOs, including:

  • Five Star Bancorp
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Luther Burbank Corporation
  • YogaWorks
  • The Trade Desk
  • BlackLine
  • TrueCar
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • CKE
  • Pacific Coast Oil Trust
  • RealD
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Solera
  • AECOM
  • Dollar Financial Corp.
  • Sunstone Hotel Investors
  • LECG
  • Corio
  • Pharsight
  • Palm
  • Expedia
  • Korn/Ferry International
  • UroSurge
  • Entertainment Properties Trust
  • BA Merchant Services
  • Crystal Decisions
  • Western Wireless Corporation
  • Business Objects
  • Vastar Resources
  • Bufete Industrial
  • Spieker Properties

deSPAC transactions for:

  • BeachBody
  • The Oncology Institute
  • System1
  • Playstudios
  • Sonder
  • Bitcoin Depot
  • Brivo
  • DNEG

Equity and equity-linked offerings for:

  • Houlihan Lokey
  • PacWest Bancorp
  • DST
  • Cardtronics
  • Forestar
  • Live Nation
  • Louisiana Pacific Corporation
  • Health Care Property Investors
  • Ameristar Casinos
  • Encore Capital Group
  • Ceradyne
  • Chart Industries

Investment grade debt offerings for:

  • Gaming & Leisure Properties
  • Avery Dennison
  • URS Corporation
  • National Semiconductor
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Santander Holdings
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Boise Cascade

High-yield debt offerings for:

  • Churchill Downs
  • Maxar Technologies
  • T-Mobile
  • Lawson Software
  • Cequel Communications
  • WireCo WorldGroup
  • Clearwater Paper
  • JDA Software
  • Penn Gaming
  • Isle of Capri
  • EPR Properties
  • Millar Western
  • Motor City Casino
  • Yonkers Racing
  • Leslie’s Poolmart
  • WCA Waste

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1991
    Editor, UCLA Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Stanford University, 1988
    With Distinction