Steve Norris

Consulting Counsel
Norris, Stephen B.


Steve 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 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


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