Steven Silton joined Cozen O'Connor from Hinshaw & Culbertson in 2013 and is a member of the firm's board of directors. Steve focuses his practice on sales and purchases of businesses, financing, securities placements and related work for mid-sized corporations, banks, credit unions, financial groups and professional athletes and sports franchises. He also works with distressed business in their reorganization efforts.
Steve counsels his clients on purchase and sale of businesses, secured financing transactions, securities placements and negotiation of corporate documents. He often consults and/or associates with lawyers regarding their financially distressed business clients, has been instrumental in the reorganization of a number of businesses and has been appointed as counsel for creditor committees. Steve also applies his corporate experience in the representation of professional athletes, agents and franchises, documenting everything from endorsement contracts to secured financing deals.
Steve is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, William Mitchell College of Law. In the spring of 2009, Steven and Thomas G. Wallrich launched the Bankruptcy Clinic at the University of St. Thomas Law School in conjunction with the University’s School of Psychology and Social Work. The clinic provides pro bono bankruptcy services as well as counseling to indigent people.
Steve's professional memberships include the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, The Florida Bar, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Turnaround Management Association. Steve has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability, and was named to the Rising Star list in 1999 by Law & Politics magazine and published in Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine. In 2011, Steve was included on Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Minnesota ‘Super Lawyers.’” Since 2002, he has been named to the "Super Lawyer" list by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine and published in Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine.
Steve is active in the community serving on the board of Bolder Options and the Jack Brewer Foundation, in addition to a committee at the University of Minnesota. He is board chairman of the Sanneh Foundation, an academic enrichment program that is in all of the St. Paul schools, as well as some in Minneapolis. More than 6,000 kids go through their program on a yearly basis.