Stephen J. Dutton Partner
A pioneer in technology transactions, Steve has been effectively negotiating, structuring and closing tech transactions from the very infancy of the industry. Steve’s clients include both established and emerging companies and recognizable brands seeking to create and leverage new technological platforms and business models.
He has negotiated and closed a broad range of technology transactions, ranging from software, technology and IP licensing, cloud computing, SaaS and digital media and distribution to joint ventures and developments, strategic alliances, mergers, asset transactions and other forms of monetization.
Steve began his career advising on securities, tax and M&A matters, which led to his work on financing major transactions. Over his four decades of practice, Steve has also advised on complex financings, large securitizations of financial assets and wholesale mortgage transactions. In addition, he counsels utility clients on various transactions including the purchase and sale of generating assets, power purchase agreements and other transactions related to generating and storage facilities.
An outstanding and proven negotiator and draftsman, Steve understands how deals should be structured to benefit both sides — particularly his clients.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former chair and director, TechPoint
Board secretary, Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2015 and 2017
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-2017