Seyfarth Shaw LLP today announced that Steven R. Meier has been named chair of the firm’s Corporate department. Since 2014, Meier has served as co-chair of Seyfarth’s Tax practice and chair of its Chicago Corporate group.

With more than 100 lawyers across the country, Seyfarth’s Corporate department serves a diverse client base, ranging from start-up ventures to middle market companies to large multinational corporations, and covering industries including real estate, banking & finance, health care, manufacturing, public/private partnerships, real estate, technology, and telecommunications.

A partner in the Chicago office and veteran deal lawyer, Meier has broad experience leading U.S. domestic and cross-border corporate and real estate transactions, and maintains a diverse tax practice involving all aspects of federal taxation.

“Advising clients that range from institutional investors to public companies to entrepreneurs, Steve’s practice reflects the strengths of our platform as a whole, and the opportunities to best align it with our clients’ needs,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner. “As a respected and active leader within the firm, Steve also steps into this role at a dynamic time for clients as they look to navigate a new federal tax landscape, and we know his deep experience will be an asset to both clients and the firm.”

“Serving my colleagues and the firm in this new role is among the highest of honors of my career,” said Meier. “I look forward to working with our remarkably talented Corporate team as we serve our clients across the country and around the globe.”

In addition to his role as Corporate department chair, Meier will continue to serve as co-chair of Seyfarth’s Tax practice. Recognized by The Legal 500 for his tax and mergers and acquisitions practices, Meier is a frequent speaker on tax and business issues in real estate securities programs and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

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