Steven N. Haas

Member

Philadelphia

(610) 832-7441

(215) 701-2471

Recent Publication:

CARES Act Suspends Air Transportation Federal Excise Tax

Steve Haas discusses the suspension of the FET and what jet cardholders and customers of on-demand charters should do.

For more than 35 years, Steven has represented clients in a variety of business segments and industries in acquisitions, mergers and corporate finance transactions. He represents both established and emerging companies in expansion and  financing strategies, technology and bio-technology licensing, corporate governance issues, succession planning, and related shareholder matters. He brings his wealth of experience, creativity and practicality to help navigate clients through the myriad issues associated with these types of transactions. Steven formerly served as vice chair and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. 
 
In addition to his corporate practice, Steven has been advising clients for more than 15 years in business aviation matters, representing domestic and international individuals, companies, and governmental agencies in purchasing, selling, leasing, and financing business aircraft from manufacturers, prior owners, and operators. He assists clients in negotiating and structuring aircraft ownership, charter, management, and leasing arrangements under Parts 91 and 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations and applicable Department of Transportation rules and regulations.  
 
Steven also represents automotive dealers in the purchase and sale of domestic and foreign manufacturer automotive dealerships and in obtaining manufacturer approvals and floor plan and other associated financing arrangements.
 
Steven currently serves on the executive committee and board of trustees of Settlement Music School, the largest community based arts and music school in the nation, and was the recipient of its Founders Award in 2015. Previously, Steven served for more than 10 years on the board of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, including as its chair from 2012-1015, on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2015 and on the board of Temple Adath Israel in Merion, Pa., from 2015-2019. He also served as a child advocate for the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Bar Association Child Advocacy Project.   
 
Steven graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and he received his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he was an editor of Temple Law Review.    
 

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Named One of the “6 Go-To Firms For The Airline Industry” in Law360

February 05, 2016

All of the largest global airlines have some presence in the U.S., subjecting them to a range of legal, regulatory and business challenges that require law firm expertise. While that work is often spread around, six firms have been chosen by the industry as go-to firms for major legal matters, including Cozen O'Connor.

Cozen O’Connor Cybersecurity Conference Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal

May 09, 2013

In an article titled, "FBI: Delete Passwords of Ex-Employees," The Wall Street Journal highlights the firm's Cybersecurity Conference, held on Wednesday, May 8, at the W Hotel. Trevor Cloak, Joe Dever, Greg Fliszar, Brian Gillam, Steven Haas, Mike Schmidt, Stuart Shorenstein, Matthew Siegel, Ahren Tryon and Dave Walton presented during the seminar, along with Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City and Austin P. Berglas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Cyber, FBI New York Field Office. To read the WSJ article, click here.

Six Cozen O’Connor Members Named to SmartCEO’s 2012 Legal Elite List

December 18, 2012

Michael J. Heller, Larry P. Laubach, Steven N. Haas, Jeffrey A. Leonard, Herman C. Fala and Jeffrey G. Weil were named to the Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 2012 list of Legal Elite.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Steven Haas Appointed to Board of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

November 28, 2012

Announcement Comes in Conjunction with Appointment to Art & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Appoints New Advisory Board Chair

September 27, 2012

Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Appoints New Advisory Board Chair

Steve Haas quoted in Barron's

June 21, 2012

Steve Haas quoted in Barron's

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 28, 2009

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 52 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2009 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 29, 2008

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 42 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2008 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Publications

CARES Act Suspends Air Transportation Federal Excise Tax

April 06, 2020

Steve Haas discusses the suspension of the FET and what jet cardholders and customers of on-demand charters should do.

Considerations When Aviation Travel Is a Necessity

March 27, 2020

Steve Haas discusses options for individuals for whom aviation travel is a necessity, including private charters and jet cards.

Delaware LLC Act Amended to Confirm Fiduciary Duties Exist Absent Express Agreement to the Contrary [Corporate Alert]

August 19, 2013

Effective August 1, 2013, Section 18-1104 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) was amended to confirm that, absent a provision in the limited liability company agreement to the contrary, the managers and controlling members of a limited liability company owe the fiduciary duties of care and loyalty to the limited liability company and its members.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

DELVACCA 6th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

April 03, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

DELVACCA 2010 InHouse Counsel Conference

May 06, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2008-2009

  • Pennsylvania
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association