Lewis R. Steinberg is Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Structured Solutions in the Global Corporate and Investment Bank of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Lew joined BAML in May 2015. Lew focuses on tax, legal and accounting structuring with respect to mergers and acquisitions and selected capital markets transactions.
Prior to May 2015, Lew was Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Strategic Advisory in the Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse (USA) LLC, which he joined in July 2010. Prior to Credit Suisse, Lew was Managing Director and Global Head of the Strategic Solutions Group in the Investment Banking Department at UBS Securities LLC.
Until December 2004, Lew was a partner and co-head of the tax department with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he specialized in corporate, partnership and international tax, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financial products and corporate finance transactions. Lew joined Cravath as an associate in 1984 and was elected partner in 1991.
Lew received his A.B. from Amherst College (Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. (with honors) from the New York University School of Law, and his LL.M. in Tax, also from NYU. Lew is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, where he has taught since 1993. He is a former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and a former co-Chair of the Taxation Committee of the International Bar Association. Lew is a Life Trustee of the NYU School of Law and a Board Chair of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Lew is also a Member of the Board of LEAP.