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Clients turn to Steve Taylor to resolve high-stakes disputes that hinge on sophisticated financial data and complex business agreements.  He has represented individuals and technology, financial services, private equity, and accounting firms against professional malpractice claims, in regulatory enforcement actions and government investigations, and in contentious contract disputes. His experience runs the gamut of civil and criminal cases, representing both companies and individuals, in high-stakes disputes often involving multiple parties and related actions, and includes investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and various state regulators. 

Mr. Taylor has tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases in a wide variety of state and federal courts, as well in private arbitrations, before the International Trade Commission, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His cases have involved intellectual property matters, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud and insider trading investigations, professional malpractice actions, and alleged violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act.

Since 2013, Mr. Taylor has served as the firm’s Managing Partner.

Clients turn to Steve Taylor to resolve high-stakes disputes that hinge on sophisticated financial data and complex business agreements.  He has represented individuals and technology, financial services, private equity, and accounting firms against professional malpractice claims, in regulatory enforcement actions and government investigations, and in contentious contract disputes. His experience runs the gamut of civil and criminal cases, representing both companies and individuals, in high-stakes disputes often involving multiple parties and related actions, and includes investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and various state regulators. 

Mr. Taylor has tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases in a wide variety of state and federal courts, as well in private arbitrations, before the International Trade Commission, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His cases have involved intellectual property matters, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud and insider trading investigations, professional malpractice actions, and alleged violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act.

Since 2013, Mr. Taylor has served as the firm’s Managing Partner.

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