Steve has counseled clients in the formation of businesses, business disputes, employment law matters and other litigation matters. These representations have included breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters; and matters involving violation of federal and state employment laws. Most importantly, Steve has achieved results for clients winning a number of cases on summary judgment, motions to dismiss and post-hearing briefs after administrative hearings. This experience has taught Steve that the most economical way to settle disputes is to stay out of court. Yet, sadly, when anyone can sue you for anything, you have to be prepared, and Steve has the experience to represent you in a cost-effective, value-added manner.
Prior to practicing law, Steve worked for MCI as well as a start-up company (FiberNet Telecom Group formerly FTGX on NASDAQ) managing cost, financial and pricing data for large-scale satellite and terrestrial network build-outs. While with MCI, Steve was responsible for interfacing with top management with customers as well as within MCI particularly with the drafting of the annual revenue plan and evaluation of prior year plan to actual revenue analysis. He also consistently interacted with customers to assess their on-going technological needs drafting pricing proposals for modifications to main contracts.
With this extensive legal and business experience, Cowie & Pipenger, LLP brings a unique understanding to the practice of law. Whether it is starting a business, drafting contracts, understanding employment laws and cost-effectively complying with those laws, preventing and minimizing the possibility of litigation or, if the need arises, to bring suit or defend you in a lawsuit, we have the know-how to maximize value to you.