Steve Kestner is the former Chairman of BakerHostetler, having served in that role from 2004 through 2018. Before serving as Chairman, Steve chaired the firm's national Business Group and served as a member of the firm's Policy Committee, its governing body.Steve concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, transactions and securities law. He advises and represents clients in the areas of domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions, and works with public and private companies, private equity and venture capital firms. His securities law work has included registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to both debt and equity financings, and annual and periodic reports and proxy statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He works closely with NYSE and NASDAQ companies.