According to sources:

“He is a good lawyer who is highly regarded, and he plays across California even though he is based in Southern California.”

“He is a good person to work with, as he is cooperative, sharp and thoughtful, and you can solve issues with him.”

Chambers USA 2021

Steven B. Stokdyk

Century City
  • 10250 Constellation Blvd.
  • Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • USA

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:

  • Encore Capital Group
  • United Online
  • Teladoc
  • Golden Entertainment
  • URS Corporation
  • Breitburn Energy
  • Boston Scientific
  • Live Nation
  • ASGN Incorporated
  • Motorcar Parts of America
  • Tutor-Saliba
  • KB Home
  • MRV Communications

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 50 IPOs, including:

  • Parsons Corporation
  • Luther Burbank Corporation
  • YogaWorks
  • The Trade Desk
  • BlackLine
  • TrueCar
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • CKE
  • Pacific Coast Oil Trust
  • RealD
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Solera
  • 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

Equity and equity-linked offerings for:

  • Houlihan Lokey
  • 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
  • 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
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