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Stephen E. Hall (Steve)


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  • University of Illinois (J.D. summa cum laude 1994; Order of the Coif); Northwestern University (B.A. 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • California and Illinois

Steve Hall has more than 20 years of experience advising borrowers and lenders in commercial finance transactions, with a focus on representing technology and emerging growth companies in venture capital and private equity transactions. He has structured and restructured complex senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, syndicated, and cross-border and multicurrency financings.

Companies Steve has worked for include Blackberry, Oclaro, SanDisk, Five9, Minted, and Starbucks. He also represents real estate investment funds in obtaining subscription-based credit, having closed on more than $1 billion of such financings for funds like StepStone Real Estate Partners, Contrarian Capital Management, and TriGate Property Partners. Lenders such as Wells Fargo Bank, Franklin Templeton, and Fifth Third Bank have recently engaged him for complicated cross-border financings in the energy, money transfer, and agriculture industries. Steve is also active in the social impact space, helping Social Finance raise capital for its pay-for-success projects.

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