Overview

Steve Rasch focuses his practice on complex business litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including substantial experience in cases involving director and officer liability, corporate governance, hedge funds, lending institutions, shareholder disputes involving closely held corporations, securities fraud, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, and trust and estate disputes.

Mr. Rasch has practiced for more than 30 years and has appeared in courtrooms across the United States, handling cases in California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He has tried cases in state and federal courts around Texas, including jury cases tried to verdict in Dallas, Houston, Sherman, Longview and Kerrville. Mr. Rasch is also active in the community.

Representative Experience

  • Represented electricity and gas reseller in consumer class action litigation
  • Represented trustee and executor in trust and estate litigation
  • Represented toxicology laboratory in case involving misappropriation and theft of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Represented law firm in class action lawsuit involving tax shelter transaction
  • Represented closely held corporation in connection with shareholder derivative litigation
  • Represented shareholders of a closely held corporation in case involving allegations of stock fraud in connection with the transfer of rights to coronary stent technology
  • Represented hedge fund in cases involving breach of agreements for private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions
  • Represented corporate officers and directors in case involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented international luxury hotel and resort company in connection with claims asserted by developer with respect to a hotel project in Dubai
  • Represented hospitality provider of asset management services in dispute involving advisory agreement with publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT)
  • Represented international oil exploration and production company in tortious interference lawsuit involving oil concession rights in the Middle East

Credentials

Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., with high honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Memberships
  • Executive Advisory Committee, de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2019-present
  • Board of Directors, St. Thomas More Society of Dallas, 2012-present; President, 2014-2017
  • Advisory Council, The Catholic Foundation, 2010-present
  • School Board, Cistercian Preparatory School, 2009-2014
  • St. Rita School Advisory Council, 2002-2005; President, 2004-2005
  • Board of Directors, Cistercian Alumni Association, 2001-2004; President, 2003-2004
  • Town North Family YMCA Board of Management, 1997-2004; Chairman, 2000-2002
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas; Litigation Section
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, 2008-2022
  • Top Rated Litigators, The American Lawyer, 2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2003-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Business/Commercial Litigation, D Magazine, 2021
  • Dallas Litigation – Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America guide, 2014

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