Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., Columbia University; Board of Editors, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • North Carolina
  • New York (inactive)
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Stephen (Steve) D. Hope

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Steve Hope, a senior member of the firm's corporate law section, counsels numerous, diverse clients on a wide range of business legal issues, focusing on structuring and negotiating complex merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and corporate finance transactions. 

His corporate finance experience includes representing borrowers in various loan structures.

Hope has lectured widely and authored articles for seminars and presentations sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association and other professional organizations.

Of Note

  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2003-2020
  • Best Lawyers of America, Charlotte Mergers & Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2012; Charlotte Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2017; Charlotte Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2019; Charlotte Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance Law, 2005-2021; Corporate Law, 2005-2021; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2005-2021; Securities/Capital Market Law, 2005-2021
  • IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded" M&A, 2018
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Past Member of Board of Directors and Chair of the Grant Review Committee, Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, Inc.
  • Past Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Business Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Member, Business Law Curriculum Committee, North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • North Carolina liaison to the American Bar Association Corporate Laws Committee
  • Active in civic and cultural activities, having served as:
    • Member, Charlotte Country Day School Board of Trustees
    • Board Member, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
    • President, Charlotte City Ballet
    • Board Member, Charlotte Repertory Theatre
    • Member, Arts & Science Council Operating Grant Panel
    • Member of Board of Directors, Community Link, a non-profit focusing on affordable housing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association