An active member of the local legal and business communities, Stephen A. Jannetta provides clients in the life sciences, healthcare and healthcare insurance, technology, energy, and financial services industries with corporate advice. His clients include public and privately held corporations and Steve regularly counsels them on complex matters, including financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities law, joint ventures and startups, 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 is an active member of the board of directors for Pennsylvania Bio, the state’s trade association for the life sciences industry, and he chaired the association’s annual life sciences conference for the past two years. He is the honorary consul of the Kingdom of Belgium for the Philadelphia region.
Serving on various other boards, Steve is 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.
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’ 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 the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship for eight semesters.
He represented a major healthcare company in a buyout of a 50% general partner; a major healthcare company in its sale of a pharmacy benefits management company to a publicly traded company; a publicly traded company in several matters, including various public offerings of common stock, a $200 million credit facility, and in its $1.5 billion sale; a Canadian publicly traded company on its Nasdaq listing; and a publicly traded energy company in various billion dollar credit facilities. He has also advised a number of technology, biotechnology and medtech companies in venture capital financing transactions involving an aggregate of more than $250 million.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1986, B.S. Economics
Awards and Affiliations
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, Philadelphia area
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Board of Trustees of Camp Tecumseh
Life Science Leader, "Best Consultant" category, Philadelphia Business Journal and Pennsylvania Bio (2012)