Stephen Reil

Steve Reil


Stephen Reil handles a full range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, reorganizations, joint ventures, growth equity financing and corporate governance. He focuses on middle-market private equity matters, representing public and private companies and private equity funds in a broad range of corporate transactions, and he represents companies in the healthcare industry in corporate matters.

In the M&A area, he represents corporate clients throughout the acquisition and sale process and assists private equity funds in the acquisition and disposition of assets or equity positions in portfolio companies. He also advises companies and shareholders in sale transactions, often with founders looking for an exit or some liquidity.

In the private equity area, Stephen has been the lead attorney on a number of deals, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of deal-related documents, including merger agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements, security holders' agreements and other primary and ancillary documents for both public and private clients. He also advise clients and boards of directors on fiduciary duties and shareholder democracy issues, as well as negotiating and drafting '33 and '34 Act disclosure documents and security offerings and supporting agreements, including 144A offerings.

In the area of growth equity investments and capital raises, Stephen represents corporate clients that are raising capital through equity and debt financings, including venture capital financings and convertible note offerings.

In the intellectual property area, Stephen assists in intellectual property license agreements related to trademarks, copyrights and patents, often in connection with the purchase or divestiture of entities or assets, and he provides buy-side and sell-side diligence review of intellectual property documents.

Before attending law school, Stephen was an engineer with Bechtel National and ATI Architects and Engineers. He is a licensed civil engineer in California.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
    magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Managing Editor, Brigham Young Law Review
    Executive Editor, Journal of Public Law

  • B.S., Brigham Young University
  • M.S., University of California at Berkeley


  • Presenter, "Term Sheets in Early-State Investments," Pipeline Angels, October 2015
  • Presenter, "Fundraising II: Advancing the Ball – Accessing Investment to Support R&D and Achieve
  • "Commercialization," Caltech OTT Entrepreneurship Speaking Series, May 2014
  • Presenter, "Entity Formation," Caltech OTT Entrepreneurship Speaking Series, March 2014

Prior Experience

Judicial Extern, the Honorable Gary D. Stott