Steve Lovelady is a business attorney with extensive experience advising clients about transactions and regulatory compliance. Most recently, he has been representing clients in the purchase and sale of assets, primarily broadcast radio and television stations, and FCC regulatory reporting and compliance matters.
During almost three decades as a practicing attorney, Steve has drafted and negotiated numerous transaction documents, including: non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements; letters of intent; asset/stock purchase agreements; options; escrow agreements; closing documents (bills of sale, assignments of contracts, etc.); and post-closing indemnity agreements. Steve is also well-versed in private company formation/governance matters and on-going business operations, such as preparation of: articles of incorporation; certificates of formation; bylaws; operating agreements and shareholder agreements; non-competition, employment and independent contractor agreements for staff; real property and equipment leases; and products and services sales agreements. Steve has worked extensively on bank and seller financing for clients, including review and negotiations of: loan agreements; security agreements; guaranties; estoppel certificates; subordination/non-disturbance agreements; and promissory notes.
Before joining Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, Steve practiced at larger law firms in Washington D.C. and Houston, Texas, and for several years as an in-house attorney for a multi-national energy company.
Steve earned a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an associate editor of the Houston Law Review. Steve’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to law school, Steve worked for eight years as a petroleum engineer in Texas and Louisiana.
Steve is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.