STEPHEN L. BRADFORD
Mr. Bradford is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. For over 25 years, Steve Bradford has been counseling with public companies as well as closely-held and family-owned businesses, helping them develop plans and make decisions about acquisitions and sales; growth and expansion; financing; restructuring; business relationships and personnel; and dispute resolution without litigation.
Mr. Bradford’s clients include manufacturers and distributors of products and services; technology and software companies; entertainment production and supply companies; restaurants, hotels, airlines and other hospitality and travel-related businesses; real estate, infrastructure and project developers and managers; banks and mortgage companies; private trusts; and non-profit educational and religious organizations.
Mr. Bradford has helped his clients with numerous transactions in his licensed jurisdictions of California, Nevada and Washington, DC, as well as in other jurisdictions throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia.
By way of example in the last couple of years, Mr. Bradford has represented a U.S.-based business in its sale to Microsoft; a Europe-based business in its sale to a Google affiliate; and a U.S.-based business in its sale to a CamelBak affiliate. Mr. Bradford’s current client representations include a Hollywood studio and entertainment services business; a Europe-based information systems security business; a U.S.-based infrastructure supplier with operations in Mexico; and a U.S.-based non-profit designing, constructing and preparing to operate in South America the world’s largest telescope.
Mr. Bradford has co-authored several chapters of U.S.A. Business: The Portable Encyclopedia for Doing Business with the United States, and Mexico Business: The Portable Encyclopedia for Doing Business with Mexico. Mr. Bradford has lived in California, Utah and Virginia, as well as Mexico and Spain, traveled extensively in the Americas and Europe, and speaks both English and Spanish.
Mr. Bradford is a member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Los Angeles Chapter.
Mr. Bradford is a member of the Board of Visitors at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts & Humanities, Chairman of Claremont Graduate University’s Mormon Studies Council, and Vice Chairman of the Howard W. Hunter Foundation that supports Claremont Graduate University’s Mormon Studies program.
Mr. Bradford and his wife have been married for 25 years and they have three children. Two of their children graduated from public high schools in Pasadena, California and are currently students at the University of California, Berkeley, while their youngest currently attends a Pasadena public high school.