Steve Norris

Consulting Counsel
Steve Norris


Steve Norris is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Norris focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, various types of financings and general corporate advice. His experience includes global joint ventures and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

  • represented Operio Group LLC, an emerging holding company building a global body of brands supplying and supporting the solid dose manufacturing industry, in its acquisition of Compression Components and Services LLC, a prominent provider of tablet press and capsule filling machines along with numerous services for manufacturers
  • represented LFA Machines, a leading global provider of products and services in the tableting and encapsulation industry and an affiliate of Operio Group LLC, in its acquisition of Vivion Inc., a worldwide supplier of ingredient solutions for everyday applications
  • represented various concerns in the purchase and sale of manufacturing facilities, both asset and stock transactions
  • represented a 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 a physician practice group in connection with planning and possible reorganization or other transactions
  • representation of physician practice groups and independent physician associations (IPAs), including the negotiation of payer and provider agreements, physician employment agreements, nonprofit 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 an ambulatory surgery center owner/manager regarding various matters, including organization, purchase, private equity raising and sale
  • represented a major hotel concern regarding transaction matters, including multiple sale-leaseback transactions
  • provide ongoing advice to the owner/manager of an 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 Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contracts
  • represent owners and operators of aircraft regarding various matters, including ownership structure and aircraft purchase, sale and leasing
  • represented the seller of an 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


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, International Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, International Section
Honors & Awards
  • Fort Worth magazine, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tarrant County's Top Attorney, 2002, 2006-2007, 2009