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Stephen Sayre

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Dykema

Illinois, USA
    Local Time: Tuesday 06:54

Practice Expertise

  • Business Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Cannabis Law

Areas of Practice

  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Business Services
  • Cannabis Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Food & Beverage
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Technology & Outsourcing Transactions
  • Technology & Sourcing Transactions
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Profile

Stephen D. Sayre is a Member of the Corporate Finance Group and Co-Leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions sub-practice group. His Mergers & Acquisitions practice focuses on lower middle-market transactions and below are representative M&A transactions from 2018:

  • Represented Tama Plastic Industry in its acquisition of certain assets of Great Lakes Polymers, LLC
  • Represented Praetorian Protective Services in the sale of its security alarm business to a national security alarm aggregator
  • Represented Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative in its acquisition of Aurora Gas Company
  • Represented PMA Financial Network in its sale to Estancia Capital Partners

Steve's practice focuses on companies in the technology, security alarm and pharmaceutical industries, including clients in Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Steve also assists larger companies with strategic commercial transactions such as joint ventures, development agreements and licensing agreements.

Steve also acts as outside general counsel for companies that do not have inside counsel, managing commercial litigation, employment and tax matters.

Steve began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary L. Cooper, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to law school, Steve worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Whinney and in private industry in the areas of auditing and accounting.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1992

Education
DePaul University, J.D., With Honors University of Colorado, B.S.

Areas of Practice

  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Business Services
  • Cannabis Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Food & Beverage
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Technology & Outsourcing Transactions
  • Technology & Sourcing Transactions

Professional Career

Seminars
  • 2004 - presented to Illinois State Bar Association Section on Business Advice & Financial Planning. - "2003 Illinois Business Law Case Update"
  • 2003-present, Guest speaker at John Marshall Law School to students enrolled in unincorporated business association course, lecturing on Illinois Limited Liability Companies.

Articles

Additional Articles
  • 2007 - Pharmaceutical Technology "The Perils of Purchase-Order Contracting In Pharmaceutical Transactions", co-authored with Todd G. Gattoni.
  • 2007 - Journal of Generic Medicines "Attention API Suppliers: Quality Agreements Are Here To Stay", co-authored with Todd G. Gattoni.
  • 2005 - Secured Lender "Secured Lenders Beware: IRS Plays By Its Own Rules in Filing Federal Tax Liens", co-authored with Darrell W. Pierce.
  • 2004 - The Counselor (the Newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association's Section on Business Advice & Financial Planning) "2003 Illinois Business Law Case Update."
  • 2003 - Illinois Banker "In re Estate of Romanowski: A reminder for bankers to read the fine print before accepting Illinois Statutory Short Form POAs."
  • 2001 - World eBusiness Law Report "Criticisms of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act: Separating Myth From Reality."

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