Steven Huttler has extensive experience in corporate, finance, investment fund, securities, and family office matters, including the representation of U.S. and foreign investment funds, large corporate issuers, underwriters and family offices, in various registered public and private offerings of debt and equity securities totaling in excess of $15 billion.
In recent years, Steven has served as corporate counsel to many private investment funds and partnerships, including those based in the U.S. and in offshore jurisdictions, such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Cyprus, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, India, and Gibraltar. His legal practice has exposed him to a variety of fund clients, from large mutual funds to sophisticated offshore funds to small start-up hedge funds and financial industry entrepreneurs. Steven’s practice has included the structuring and establishment of start-up funds and managed accounts; advising management companies and fund managers on compensation structures; the restructuring and reorganization of such funds; structuring and advising on fund trades; and a range of sophisticated transactional work for such funds (including PE and VC transactions).
In the past two decades, Steven has developed a unique and sophisticated practice in developing tailored investment structures for non-traditional asset classes, sometimes referred to as “alternative alternatives”. Such assets have included life settlements and other mortality and longevity assets, structured settlements, annuities, other insurance products and insurance-linked securities, specialized private lending for movie, television production and video game companies, specialized factoring businesses and other specialized lending, such as the Scandinavian pelt trading market. A particular area of focus has been litigation finance assets, such as those that are pre-settlement, post-settlement, personal injury, mass-tort, commercial, appellate, financial industry, and intellectual property litigation.
Steven’s “sell-side” representations have included those of bulge bracket Wall Street investment banks as underwriters, Fortune 50 company issuers (domestic and overseas), and earlier stage participants in public and private markets in the issuance of debt, equity, hybrid, and structured financial securities and instruments, including complex “asset backed” and “junk bond” financings. He has also represented smaller listed companies, and broker-dealers and investors, in PIPEs transactions, early and large stage venture capital financings, and other general corporate legal work and transactions typical for such clients. Steven has also represented clients in merger and acquisition transactions, bank financings, and various other corporate assignments.
On the business side, Steven has previously been active in the investment fund and family office industries, such as in raising capital, serving on advisory boards, and providing other support to investment funds, family offices and broker-dealers. He held a Series 7 license for many years.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven was a partner in the Financial Services and Corporate groups of a law firm based in New York City. Previously, he was a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Law department of a bankruptcy, tax, and commercial litigation firm based in New York City.
Steven was recognized as a New York "Super Lawyer" in 2023 and the three years immediately preceding for Securities and Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine.
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Columbia University School of Law J.D., International Law and Legal Studies (1990) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Yeshiva University B.A., History and Economics (1984) magna cum laude
New York (1991)
Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), Voting Member (2009-2013)
Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce, Member (2010-2012)
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