An active member of the local legal and business communities, Stephen A. Jannetta provides clients in the life sciences, healthcare and healthcare insurance, health information technology, technology, energy, and financial services industries with corporate advice and counsel. His clients include public and privately held corporations and Steve regularly advises them on complex matters, including financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities law issues, joint ventures, corporate governance, and technology licensing transactions.
In his practice, Steve advises medical device, biotechnology, healthcare, utility, financial services, and technology companies in capital raising, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He represents major healthcare corporations, as well as technology, biotechnology, and medical technology companies in large transactions and assists smaller, emerging companies in all industries in all aspects of their life cycles.
Steve has been an active member of the board of directors for Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the state’s trade association for the life sciences industry, and he twice chaired the association’s annual life sciences conference. He is the honorary consul of the Kingdom of Belgium for the Philadelphia region.
Serving on various other boards, Steve has been a member of the board of trustees of his alma mater, The Episcopal Academy, a private, coeducational school; and a member of the campaign cabinet of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. He also is a member of the advisory board for the Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Classic, an annual event benefiting Melmark Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides educational services to children and adults with intellectual challenges.
In addition, Steve previously served on the attorney advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. He was a board member of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, and of the board of trustees of Camp Tecumseh, a boys’ summer sports camp. Additionally, he served on the board of directors of the Haverford Civic Association, his local civic association.
As an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Steve taught a seminar on the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship for eight semesters.
Represented a major healthcare company in a buyout of a 50% general partner
Represented a major healthcare company in its sale of a pharmacy benefits management company to a publicly traded company
Represented a publicly traded medical device company in several matters, including various public offerings of common stock, a $200 million credit facility, and in its $1.5 billion sale
Represented a Canadian publicly traded dermatological company on its Nasdaq listing
Represented an emerging ophthalmologic company on a convertible debt financing
Represented a major healthcare company in its minority investment in a Medicaid-focused venture
Represented a medical device company in its $48 million initial public offering
Represented a publicly traded energy company in various billion dollar credit facilities
Advised a number of technology, biotechnology, and medtech companies in venture capital financing transactions involving an aggregate of more than $300 million
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1986, B.S. Economics
Awards and Affiliations
Board Member, Life Sciences Pennsylvania
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, Philadelphia area
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Life Science Leader, "Best Consultant" category, Philadelphia Business Journal and Pennsylvania Bio (2012)
President’s Service Award, Pennsylvania Bio (2015)