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Steve Norris focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, various types of financings, and general corporate advice. His expertise includes global joint ventures and acquisitions.

Representative Matters

  • Represented various concerns in the purchase and sale of manufacturing facilities, both asset and stock transactions
  • Represented publicly traded hotelier in connection with the disposition of more than $1.3 billon of hotels and other assets
  • Advise privately held large multinational internationally based clients concerning joint ventures and miscellaneous acquisitions and dispositions
  • Ongoing counsel to physician practice group in connection with planning and possible reorganization or other transactions
  • Representation of physician practice groups and IPAs, including the negotiation of payor and provider agreements, physician employment agreements, non-profit restructuring, and capitation risk sharing arrangements
  • Representation of one of two owners of “pioneer” Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, including advice regarding structuring, formation, and contract negotiation
  • Represented ambulatory surgery center owner/manager regarding various matters, including organization, purchase, private equity raising, and sale
  • Represented major hotel concern regarding transaction matters, including multiple sale-leaseback transactions
  • Provide ongoing advice to owner/manager of oil and gas royalty and mineral interests, including structure, private equity fundraising, asset purchases, and sales
  • Provide ongoing representation of major Japanese engineering and manufacturing concern in connection with various aspects of major construction projects, including structure, consortium/joint venture agreements, and EPC contracts
  • Represent owners and operators of aircraft regarding various matters, including ownership structure and aircraft purchase, sale, and leasing
  • Represented seller of independent oil and gas development company
  • Represented an independent committee of a board of directors in a public company regarding reorganization as a master limited partnership
  • Represented an independent special litigation committee of a board of directors of a public company regarding shareholder litigation

Honors & Affiliations


  • Tarrant County’s Top Attorney (Corporate, Mergers, and Acquisitions), Fort Worth, Texas, 2002, 2006-2007, 2009


  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section; International Section
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section; International Section

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1980, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S., 1977, Washington and Lee University; Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Eta Sigma scholastic honorary fraternities


  • Texas