honors + affiliations
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, Philadelphia area
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Board of Trustees of Camp Tecumseh
Listed as a Life Science Leader in the "Best Consultant" category by the Philadelphia Business Journal and Pennsylvania Bio (2012)
Stephen A. Jannetta is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business Transactions Practice and manager of the Business and Finance Practice in the Philadelphia office. He is also a deputy practice group leader for the firmwide Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Jannetta has a broad general corporate background. In particular, his practice includes experience in complex financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, joint ventures and startups, and technology licensing, as well as in providing general corporate advice to publicly and privately held corporations.
Mr. Jannetta has represented numerous medical device, biotech, utility, financial services, and technology companies in all phases of their life cycle, including capital raising, licensing, debt finance, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Recently, he represented a publicly traded company in several matters, including various public offerings of common stock, a $200M credit facility, and in its $1.5B sale. He has also advised a number of technology and biotechnology companies in venture capital financing transactions involving an aggregate of more than $250M.
Mr. Jannetta is the honorary consul of the Kingdom of Belgium for the Philadelphia region. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Camp Tecumseh, a boys' camp located in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. Since 2006, Mr. Jannetta has taught "Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship" as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, his alma mater.
Mr. Jannetta is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989, J.D.
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1986, B.S. Economics (Dual Major in Finance and Accounting)