Steven N. Haas

Member

Philadelphia

(610) 832-7441

(215) 701-2471

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 Practice. 
 
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.

Publications

New Guidance on Tax Holiday Suspension for Air Transportation Federal Excise Tax [Alert]

October 20, 2020

Steve Haas discusses recent guidance regarding the suspension of the 7.5 percent air transportation federal excise tax and how it may impact your travel plans in 2021.

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.

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