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Stephen R. Lewis

Partner
Transactions
  • P 713.652.5151
    F 713.652.5152

Stephen is a Partner in the firm's Houston office. His practice is directed to the areas of intellectual property, corporate transactions and corporate governance, with a particular focus on intellectual property based transactions.

Stephen’s experience includes assisting and advising clients with:

  • the negotiation and drafting of a variety of domestic and international commercial transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, capital funding transactions, and business and service agreements;
  • the evaluation and negotiation of a variety of domestic and international technology transactions, including intellectual property acquisitions, license agreements, development agreements, service agreements and Internet agreements;
  • the clearance, acquisition, management, enforcement and commercialization of domestic and international intellectual property assets;
  • the formation and reorganization of companies and corporate families; and
  • the development, acquisition and commercialization of software products.

Representative matters include:

  • representing a multi-national public corporation in connection with a $500 million acquisition of securities;
  • representing a foreign corporation in connection with a $50 million acquisition of a domestic manufacturing facility;
  • representing a foreign corporation in connection with the establishment of a U.S. corporate family and $27 million acquisition of pharmaceutical packaging facilities;
  • representing the estate of a deceased entertainer in connection with the license of entertainer’s intellectual property for a themed resort hotel;
  • representing an oil and gas services company in connection with a $15 million strategic partnering arrangement for the development and exploitation of drilling technology;
  • representing a private company in connection with a financing transaction comprised of a $2.1 million private offering of preferred securities and a $3.4 million bank sourced line of credit, and simultaneous acquisition of an oil field waste disposal site;
  • representing a private manufacturing company in connection with a $2.25 million sale of patent, trademark and trade secret assets;
  • representing a consumer goods company in connection with a $2 million strategic licensing and acquisition of patent rights, trademark rights and supply contracts from a distressed target in the consumer electronics industry; and
  • representing an artist in connection with service and licensing agreements for design installations and strategic partnerships with Toyota, TOMS, Luxottica (Ray Ban sunglasses), The Gap, Michaels Stores, Yahoo!, and others.

Stephen is active in various trade organizations, including the International Trademark Association.