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Stephen D. Lerner


Current Position

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
201 E. Fourth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tel: 513-361-1220
Fax: 513-361-1201

Class: XIII (2002)Circuit: Sixth


University of Pennsylvania, B.A.; M.A. (Political Science) (1982)
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (1985)

Professional Career

Chair, Global Restructuring and Insolvency Practice (2007-)
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP., Cincinnati, Ohio (1999-)
Partner, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio (1994-99)
Associate, Taft, Stettinuius & Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio (1990-94)
Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York, New York (1985-90)


National Bankruptcy Conference Conferee (2020-)
International Insolvency Institute (2019 -)
Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Executive Committee Member since 1994; Chair 2016 - present (1994-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1989-)
Cincinnati Bar Association (1990-)
Ohio State Bar Association (1990-)
New York Bar Association (1985-)
Tri-State Association for Corporate Renewal: Founding Member; Board of Trustees (2000-04); Member (2000-)


"Recent Bankruptcy and Financial Restructing Law: Looking to 2013," Chapter of Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2013 , Aspatore Thought Leadership 2013 Author
"Practicing Chapter 11 Restructuring and Bankruptcy in a Struggling Economy" the lead chapter of the 2012 edition of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Strategies Aspatore Books 2012 Co-Author
"Financing Alternatives for the Troubled Company-An Overview of the Available Options and Their Benefits, Perils and Pitfalls," Chapter 4 of Workouts and Turnarounds Handbook-The Handbook of Restructuring and Investing in Distressed Companies, 1991 Co-author published by Dow Jones
"Bankruptcy: An Invasion of Private Rights?" Published in Real Estate Titles by the New York State Bar Association 1987 Contributing author
Harvard Business School Private Equity Finance Course Apr & Oct 2010 Guest Lecturer
University of Michigan Law School Mar 2012 Guest Lecturer
Frequent author and lecturer on bankruptcy and restructuring issues for NCBJ, bar and various other associations.
The Supreme Court Moves Toward Pragmatism on Separation of Power Concerns In Wellness Int’l Network Ltd. V. Sharif Cincinnati Bar Association Cincinnati Bar Association Report, July 2015


Turnarounds & Workouts, One of Eight "Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyers", (2001)
Cincinnati Business Courier, Recipient of "Forty Under 40" Award, (1998)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1997-); Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010, Cincinnati); Lawyer of the Year - Litigation Bankruptcy (2012, Cincinnati),
Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Reorganization Law (Cincinnati), (2013)
Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy Litigator (Cincinnati), (2014)
Listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers (2004) (Tier 2 in 05) (Tier I in 06-08) (Star Individual 2009-),
Listed in Ohio Superlawyers (2005-), "Top 10 Lawyers in Ohio", (2007)