Berliner McDonald P.C.

Denver Securities and Business Attorneys

Steven W. McDonald

Steven W. McDonald

Areas of Practice

Securities and Corporate Transactions, Securities Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Entity Selection and Formation, and Securities Regulatory Defense.


J.D., University of San Diego, 1986; B.A., University of Texas at Austin (magna cum laude), 1982.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Colorado and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1994.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Mr. McDonald has practiced law since 1986, predominantly in the areas of business, corporate and securities representation, as well as securities and commercial litigation and securities and corporate transactions. His securities and corporate practice has involved counseling clients in various financings and securities transactions, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions and tender offers, and representation of investment advisers. He also advises public reporting clients regarding corporate governance, disclosure/reporting and compliance matters, particularly as to requirements arising from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act and JOBS Act. In addition, Mr. McDonald regularly advises businesses on choice of entity and formation matters. His securities litigation practice has included representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex class and derivative actions, representing underwriters with respect to county bond issues, defense of SEC, FINRA and Colorado Division of Securities investigations and civil enforcement proceedings and customer/broker arbitrations.

Mr. McDonald has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation. He has significant trial as well as appellate experience. Further, Mr. McDonald has defended complex white-collar criminal investigations and proceedings, litigation of construction defects, applicable insurance coverage and construction and development contract disputes. He has also represented clients in disputes regarding technology, software and trade secrets.

Mr. McDonald can be reached at [email protected] or (303) 829-6021.