Steven Bremer is an experienced corporate and finance lawyer with a growing litigation practice. After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law, Steven built a successful transactional practice while working at prominent international law firms in Dallas, TX. During that time, Steven represented banks and financial firms in large loan transactions and workouts, including assisting Bank of America, as agent for a $2.5 billion credit facility, in Adelphia’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Steven also represented borrowers in loan transactions and other general corporate and securities matters, including Pilgrim Pride’s $1 billion hostile takeover of Gold Kist. Steven then took his skillset to a NYSE-listed international financial firm focusing on venture capital, private equity, and M&A lending, where he drafted and revised confidentiality agreements, loan documents and amendments, payoff letters, and other financial agreements. That firm continued to entrust Bremer Law Group, which Steven co-founded in 2015, with a variety of transactional matters critical to its business operations.
At Bremer Law Group, Steven also applies his financial and corporate experience to complex commercial litigation matters. Most notably, Steven represented an ousted executive in a multi-jurisdictional litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, employment discrimination, and retaliatory discharge against a technology start-up and its multi-billion-dollar venture-capital investor. Steven was instrumental in securing orders waiving the defendants’ attorney-client privileges and defending the nearly unprecedented sanctions before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri. Steven has also represented other clients in a variety of disputes, including employment discrimination, civil harassment, nuisance, breach of contract, and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act.
Steven is also dedicated to social justice, pro bono efforts and service to his community. Steven participated in the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, where he counseled and obtained a divorce for a victim of domestic violence. And when Steven learned that a disabled Vietnam veteran was being held in the Los Angeles County Jail on a capias warrant for a felony marijuana charge, he leapt into action, achieving a dismissal of the warrant and prompt release of the defendant. Steven then obtained an outright dismissal of the underlying felony charge, thereby preserving his client’s clean criminal record and military benefits. Recently Steven joined a diverse legal team, led by the Center of Constitutional Rights, representing a large class of prisoners in California state prisons in monitoring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s compliance with a settlement of the class members’ constitutional challenge under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.
When he’s not practicing law, Steven may be found on the mats at his local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy or hiking and camping in and around the Pacific Northwest.
| REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS |
Ashker, et al. v. Governor of California, et al.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Representing class of prisoners formerly housed in California Security Housing Units in monitoring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's compliance with a settlement of the class members' constitutional challenge under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
Young v. Varsity Tutors LLC, et al.
Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri
Represented executive in employment discrimination action against former employer
State of Missouri ex rel. Varsity Tutors LLC and Charles Cohn v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights, et al.
Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri
Represented respondent in mandamus proceeding challenging administrative agency action
Assisted a Fortune 500 client in completing a successful tender offer valued at over $1.1 billion, including negotiating new, and amending existing, credit facilities to finance the acquisition.
Represented a lending institution in a $10 million senior secured credit facility as part of with a private-equity sponsored middle-market acquisition.
Analyzed covenants and restrictions contained in clients’ and their acquisition targets’ financing documents to determine the best method to effectuate strategic corporate initiatives.
Drafted and negotiated legal opinions and loan documentation on behalf of lenders and borrowers for secured and unsecured credit facilities, including facilities used to purchase and develop real estate, fund mergers and acquisitions, and provide working capital.
Advised lenders on regulatory and lender-liability issues.
Provided corporate-governance advice to publicly traded clients.
| EDUCATION |
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2003
B.S. in Business Management and Administration, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 1999
| ADMISSIONS |
Washington State Bar Association
State Bar of Texas (Inactive)
| PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE |
Haynes and Boone, LLP