Steve Abrams | Philadelphia | Hogan Lovells

Steve Abrams

Partner Corporate & Finance

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Steve Abrams
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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
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Steven Abrams is a highly-regarded securities practitioner who regularly handles cross-border mandates.

Chambers USA 2023

As Global Co-Head of our Life Sciences & Health Care industry sector, Steve Abrams works with clients in many areas of the life sciences ecosystem, such as oncology therapies, pain products, dermatology therapies, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices and drug/device combinations, orphan drugs, and gene therapies. He also counsels a variety of companies that provide services to the life sciences industry.

Steve has successfully negotiated and completed a range of life sciences transactions, with a particular focus on capital market offerings (IPOs, follow-on offerings, ATMs, RDOs, PIPES, and private placements), collaboration/licensing transactions, and M&A transactions. Additionally, he regularly advises public and privately held clients, including boards of directors, on securities, governance, transactional, and a range of other complex issues.

Steve is a member of the board of directors of inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), and a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees. He is Chair of its Nominating Committee as well.  Steve has lectured in front of various groups and published articles on securities, governance, and M&A issues.

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Steven Abrams is a highly-regarded securities practitioner who regularly handles cross-border mandates.

Chambers USA 2023

Representative experience

Represented a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$46m follow-on offering led by Cowen and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Represented a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$100m and US$50m follow-on offerings led by Jefferies, Cowen, and Piper Jaffray.

Represented a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$70m follow-on offering and US$90m at-the-market offering.

Represented a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$50m at-the-market offering.

Represented an Australian-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$40m private placement.

Represented a clinical-stage biotechnology company in its US$40m and US$30m follow-on offerings and its US$35m at-the-market offering.

Represented a publicly traded biotechnology company in its US$63m sale.

Represented a publicly traded commercial-stage pharmaceutical company in an acquisition of a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company.

Represented a pre-clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$48m IPO of common stock through a syndicate of underwriters led by Jefferies and Piper Jaffray.*

Represented a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$80m IPO of common stock through a syndicate of underwriters led by Jefferies and Piper Jaffray.*

Represented a NASDAQ Global Market developer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems in a US$45m underwritten offering of common stock.*

Represented a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in its US$40m at-the-market equity program led by Cowen and Company.*

Represented a publicly traded clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in a US$65.6m underwritten offering of common stock.*

Represented a provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for the U.S. health care system in a US$130m acquisition.*

Represented a provider of integrated promotional outsource services to life sciences companies in its US$55m acquisition.*

Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in its US$138m IPO of common stock through a syndicate of underwriters led by Jefferies and Piper Jaffray.

Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company and related equity and debt financing.

Represented a clinical-stage oncology company in its reverse merger into a NASDAQ-listed public company.

Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company in its co-promotional agreement with a major orthopaedic company.

Represented a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company in its US$120m follow-on public offering through a syndicate of underwriters led by Jefferies and Piper Jaffray.

Represented Arbutus Biopharma Corp. on an at-the-market equity offering led by Jefferies.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude, 1995
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, summa cum laude, 1990
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Recognition

Corporate/M&A: Securities (Pennsylvania)

Chambers USA

2022-2023
Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Recommended

Legal 500 US

2017-2018, 2020-2023
Healthcare: Life Sciences, Recommended

Legal 500 US

2021-2023
Corporate and M&A, Notable Practitioner

IFLR1000

2020
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Notable Practitioner

IFLR1000

2020
Life Sciences Star

LMG Life Sciences

2018-2019