Steven Church Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Steven Church

Steven Church

Tech Attorney

Buffalo
New York
Licensed in
NY
Columbia University School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Steven's practice areas include corporate transactions and cybersecurity and data privacy issues. He also advises clients on FinTech transactions, SaaS and PaaS agreements. Steven routinely drafts and negotiates commercial contracts for several private equity firms and tech clients.

Steven was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton for four years and the VP of Bank Regulation and Cybersecurity at Societe General. Steven graduated from Columbia Law, has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in business and is earning a Master of Computer Science at UPenn.
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Steven’s subject matter expertise definitely shines through. We handed Steve some tricky cases but he worked through them together. I particularly like the system Steven naturally adopted for collaboration and quality control."

Corporate Transactions
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Steven has quickly become an integral part of commercial contracts team, despite being outside counsel. He is our go-to negotiator. He excels at commercial contracts support with an excellent knack for contracts negotiation and deep understanding of our business needs."

Centerbridge Partners
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Law Offices of Steven Church

Founder

Apr 2017 - Present

Extensive experience drafting commercial contracts for private equity firms and tech companies. Drafting and negotiating tech-related agreements for both buyside and sellside clients. Assisting tech startups in developing form MSAs and license agreements. Advise US and non-US tech clients on US, Canadian and EU data privacy laws and regulations.

Apr 2017 - Present

Societe Generale

Vice President

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Vice President of the bank regulatory and cybersecurity divisions. Drafting vendor contracts to conform to cybersecurity regulations. Providing new product committee support for FinTech group. Providing contract drafting and negotiation support for business teams. Brafting bank regulatory policies. Advising on data/privacy breach response.

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Cleary Gottlieb

Associate

Sep 2013 - Apr 2016

Associate in the Bank Regulatory Group assisting foreign and domestic financial institutions to understand and comply with the complicated web of state and federal financial regulations under which they operate. Drafting and negotiating services agreements and M&A documents for FinTech companies.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2016

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