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Steven R. Pacynski

fax +1 313.309.6812

Steven R. Pacynski helps clients with a variety of issues in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and business and commercial matters. He counsels clients at every stage of the business lifecycle, from formation and operation to divestiture and dissolution.

Known for his attention to detail, work ethic, and business acumen, Steve provides his clients not only with legal assistance but also with strategic business planning. He regularly advises on general business matters and often acts as outside general counsel to his clients. He provides counseling on company operations and governance, compliance and management, commercial contracts, and equity and asset transactions.

Companies and their owners rely on Steve from the earliest stages to an eventual sale or liquidity event. A trusted transactional attorney, he regularly advises companies on structuring, negotiating, and documenting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and recapitalizations. His primary goal in any transaction is to help his clients successfully navigate a complex transaction while taking a practical approach to deal-making that puts a premium on efficiency.

Steve also frequently advises clients in all forms and stages of contractual matters, from negotiation and drafting through execution and implementation. He is experienced in addressing issues relating to joint ventures, independent contractor agreements, service agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, terms and conditions, and other contractual matters.


J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2013
B.A., University of Michigan, Michigan, 2006


Named 2024 Top Lawyer by DBusiness

Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate (2017-2023)

Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 (2019)

Rising Star of the Year, Association for Corporate Growth-Detroit (ACG) (2019)

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer (2021)

Named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)


American Bar Association

Detroit Economic Club

Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit – NextGen

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) – Young Leadership Council 4

State Bar of Michigan – Business Law Section

State Bar of Michigan – Public Corporation Law Section

Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

Detroit Goodfellows

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan