Steven Shapiro is a partner who specializes in transactional, corporate, and tax matters.
In each deal, Steven concerns himself with maximizing transaction value and minimizing legal risk. Steven has substantial experience advising clients as to tax and business considerations when structuring a transaction, from the term-sheet stage to the definitive document stage, and has particular experience advising private equity firms, closely held family offices, and high-net worth individuals, with respect to structuring and negotiating complex business investments and joint-ventures.
Steven provides counsel on matters concerning the entirety of the business cycle, and has experience preparing and reviewing governing documents for corporate entities, subscription agreements, equity and asset purchase agreements, service agreements, and convertible debt financing agreements, along with other ordinary course business agreements.
Before joining Barnett Kirkwood Koche Long & Foster, P.A., Steven worked in a specialist group at KPMG LLP in New York City, performing transactional tax due diligence and structuring, and he draws on this background in his daily practice.
Raised in Florida, Steven attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and college at the University of Miami. Steven lives in Tampa with his wife, son, and daughter, and is active in Tampa’s Jewish community.
- Business Law
- Tax Law
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
- University of Miami (B.A.)
- National Merit Scholar
- New York
- New Jersey
- “Acquisition Planning for a Tax Basis Step-Up,” The Florida Bar Journal, January 2017
- Hillel Academy, Trustee
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019.