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 is a senior member of the firm’s Corporate team and counsels a number of clients on a wide range of business legal issues, focusing on structuring and negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate finance transactions.

Steve’s practice includes a wide range of business transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, governance, and general corporate matters. He also has extensive experience in the formation, structuring, and governance of privately held business entities and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts

Steve’s clients include businesses in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, telecommunications, service, and energy. His merger and acquisition experience includes representing both acquirors and targets in domestic and cross border transactions. Steve is known for his practical approach to resolving issues and completing transactions.  

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: Business Law Section
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow