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Tami Bogutz Steinberg

Tami Bogutz Steinberg is a seasoned corporate attorney who represents principally entrepreneurs and closely held businesses, assisting companies across a wide range of industries, and with multiple diverse legal issues. Her practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, partnership and shareholder transactions, dispute resolutions, corporate governance and contracting, and private placements. She frequently functions as outside general counsel and provides legal advice, assistance and oversight regarding matters that include corporate, real estate, tax, labor, intellectual property and litigation.

Ms. Steinberg possesses considerable experience in the area of business breakups.  She represents both minority and majority shareholders/partners and other disenfranchised parties and she counsels business owners in how to protect themselves in the event of a future business dispute. She also regularly assists litigators in settling shareholder and partner disputes that are in active litigation or in which litigation is threatened.

Ms. Steinberg also serves as Chair of the firm's Gaming Industry Group. She represents casino developers and operators in the competitive process for new facilities and in running operating facilities. She assists with obtaining financing and licensing, negotiating management agreements, handling general corporate, contractual and regulatory matters and overseeing lobbying efforts, real estate, labor, employment and litigation issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Steinberg was a partner with Wolf Block LLP until its dissolution in 2009. She was also previously a member at Cozen O’Connor PC for several years.

Representative Matters

   
Corporate Matters:

  • Represented the largest provider of portable fans and heaters in the United States in a major stock sale of all of its stock to two private equity firms
  • Represented a closely held manufacturer and distributor of HVAC parts in a sale of a majority of its stock to two private equity firms, valued at nearly $50 million
  • Represented a manufacturer and distributor of electronics storage and charging stations in the sale of its stock to a private equity firm, for an enterprise value of over $5 million

  • Represented a public biopharmaceutical company in establishing North American headquarters in New Jersey and obtaining Grow NJ credits

  • Represented a global e-commerce services company in the sale of a division to a competitor

  • Represented a sign company in multiple financings and debt restructuring
  • Represented a data center business in the sale of a division

  • Represented financially distressed, multi-state retail chain in negotiating and closing the sale of its assets, including multiple leases, lenders and franchisees, to a private equity firm, completing the deal in just 10 days

  • In a complex and hostile business divorce with over twenty companies and thousands of intellectual property assets, represented a 50% owner in negotiating a the division of the entities and assets, as well as settlement of the remaining issues

  • Represented national service company and its affiliates in numerous financings and refinancings, including working capital, construction, term and EDA loans.

  • Represented national service company in general corporate and shareholder matters, corporate restructurings and spin-offs, and in negotiating design, build and maintenance contracts for a new corporate headquarters

  • Represented media company as outside general counsel, including responding to RFPs, negotiating exclusive contract with state agency, drafting form advertising and sponsorship agreements, and negotiating customer contracts

  • Represented technology company in sale of its assets, including ongoing consulting agreements, earn-out and purchase price adjustments

  • Represented durable medical equipment supplier in contractual matters, shareholder and employee issues and eventual sale of the company as part of a roll-up

  • Represented a transport temperature control supplier in the sale of its assets to Thermo King Corporation, a unit of Ingersoll Rand Company Limited

  • Represented minority owners of a construction business in the settlement of hostile business divorce litigation, resulting in a buy out of the client’s shares and ongoing employment arrangements

  • Represented an owner of a food processing and packaging equipment company in the negotiated settlement of a shareholder dispute and ultimate restructuring of the management of company

  • Represented a technology integration and consulting company in multiple private equity and debt financings, acquisitions and general corporate matters

   
Gaming Matters:

  • Represented a public gaming company in its competitive bid as manager for a gaming license in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Represented a public gaming company in its successful bid as manager/developer for a resort casino license in Pennsylvania, and ongoing representation in regulatory matters

  • Represented a public gaming company in its competitive bid for a gaming license in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including agreement to finance a new hockey arena

  • Represented developers of the first Native American urban casino in California, including regulatory matters with the state of California, Department of Interior and National Indian Gaming Commission, land into trust issues, negotiating management and buyout agreements, overseeing lobbying efforts to thwart actions to stop the project and various contractual matters

  • Represented a public racetrack company in all matters, including simulcasting at casinos, regulatory approvals and compliance, financings, securities filings, stock exchange matters and general contracting. Negotiated settlement agreement resulting from lawsuit among directors, which led to ultimate sale of assets, including real estate, closed Las Vegas casino and two racetracks through private auctions and sales

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Power 50 in Law, NJBIZ, 2019
  • Top Business Attorneys List - Business & Corporate Law, South Jersey Biz magazine, 2019
  • Top Attorney List, SJ Magazine, 2011-2014 & 2017
  • Named a New Jersey "Super Lawyer," 2015 & 2016, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • Named to the "Legal Elite" list by SmartCEO Magazine, 2011

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  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice Chair, Membership Committee 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Health Care and Hospital Law Committee, 1994
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)
  • Southern New Jersey Development Council
    • Membership and Marketing Committee, 2007 – 2010
  • Association for Corporate Growth
    • Membership Committee, 2001 – 2006
  • Villanova University School of Law
    • Firm Representative, 2000 – 2004
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Member, 1993 – 1997
  • Congregation Beth El
    • Executive Committee (2015-present), Board of Trustees (2014-present), Budget and Finance Committee (2015-present), Strategic Planning Committee (2014-present), Chair of Adult Education Committee (2013-2015)
  • Hadassah (Raquella Chapter)
    • Member, 2010 – present
  • Woodrock, Inc.
    • Board of Directors, 2002 – 2005
  • Freire Charter School
    • Mentor, 2000 – 2001

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  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Finance

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