Professional Biography

Stephen Hardesty Partner

  • Boise

    D +1.208.387.7550

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    Boise

    1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500

    Boise, ID 83702-5391

    +1.208.387.7550

    SHardesty@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Steve Hardesty is a partner in the firm's Private Equity and Business practices. His practice focuses on representing private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in a full range of mergers, acquisitions, financings, growth transactions and general corporate matters.

Steve also represents emerging growth companies and specialty finance lenders on a national basis, including corporate aircraft finance and commercial real estate finance.

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Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Named “Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
Ranked by Chambers USA 10 years in a row

Professional Recognition

  • Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2020
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2021
  • Named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Law, 2020
  • Named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2016, 2018, 2021
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as “America’s Leading Corporate/Commercial Lawyers,” 2012 - 2021
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 - 2022: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions 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 - 2012
    • 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 - 2015
  • 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

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Idaho
  • California

Education

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