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Stephen Hardesty

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Partner

Stephen Hardesty is a partner in the firm's Business practice with more than 20 years of experience representing emerging companies and private companies in diverse industries.  Both domestically and in China, he counsels clients on fund formations, venture investments, mergers and acquisitions, private placement offerings and real estate acquisitions, among other related corporate transactions.

Stephen has significant experience handling corporate finance matters. He has led numerous venture capital financings and has recently served as counsel for a structured finance lender issuing nearly one billion dollars in rated asset-backed bonds.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA as “America’s Leading Corporate/Commercial Lawyers,” 2012 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Corporate Law
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • Idaho State Bar, Business and Corporate Section, Governing Council, 2000 - present
    • Chairperson, 2006 - 2007
    • Continuing Legal Education Chairperson, “Complex Commercial Transactions Using Limited Liability Companies,” 2005 - 2006; Continuing Legal Education Chairperson, “Uniform Revised Limited Liability Company Act,” 2007 - 2008
    • Treasurer, 2005 - 2006
  • Intermountain Venture Capital Forum:
    • Steering Committee 2005 - 2006
    • Presenting Company Selection Committee 2003 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • California State Bar Association, Licensed Member, 1987 - present
  • Idaho State Bar Association, Licensed Member, 1991 - present
  • VCIR Winter, Selection Committee, 2013
  • VCIR Fall, Selection Committee, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Boise Public Schools Education Foundation, Board Member, 2009 - present
  • Graduate of Leadership Boise Program
  • Idaho Land Title Association, Member, 1991 - present
    • Chairman Bar Liaison Committee, 1995 - 2005
    • Judiciary Committee, 2005 - 2009

Related Employment

  • Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP, Boise, ID, Partner

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1987
    Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review
  • Earlham College, B.A., Philosophy, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho
  • California

Highlights

Chambers Ranked