Steven D. Bortnick

Firm: Troutman Pepper
Location: Princeton - NJ

  • 301 Carnegie Center Dr Suite 400
    Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Tel : 609.951.4117
  • Fax : 609.452.1147

Steve focuses his practice on domestic and international tax and private equity matters.

Steve handles a broad range of transactions, including asset, stock, cross-border, and domestic acquisitions, recapitalizations and reorganizations. A significant portion of his practice focuses on structuring domestic and international transactions. Steve advises business organizations on a variety of tax issues, and is involved in the formation of private equity and hedge funds.

He is highly rated in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for tax matters. Clients interviewed by Chambers have praised Steve as “always willing to listen… and reach a collective outcome that works,” and as having “deep commercial understanding,” while being “a truly excellent technical lawyer,” able to advise “even when the tax concepts are complex.”

An active speaker and author, Steve has presented at several major private equity tax conferences and forums. His presentations focus on topics including include private equity, venture capital, cross-border investing, venture capital operating company issues, and merger and acquisition tax issues. Steve is regularly quoted in industry publications, including Private Funds CEOBloomberg Politics, and International Business Times.


  • Chambers USA, Tax, New Jersey (2021)

Speaking Engagements

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