Steve Leitzell is an attorney working for Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and assists clients with Mergers and Acquisitions issues.
Steven and Emily Leitzell reportedly allowed teenagers to gather at their Mesa home for an after prom party, at which point Steven learned his daughter had been with a boy he believed had been drinking heavily.
Early Life and Education
Steve Leitzell hails from McKeesport, Pennsylvania. After attending University of London and working in sales and marketing roles for various businesses, he launched his own venture specialising in training and selling police K9s.
In 2021, he was honored as one of TrustLaw’s “Lawyer of the Year” honorees for his pro bono work with Grayson School and donations made through his GROW Fund charity to this cause.
Steven Leitzell and his wife allowed teenagers to gather at their home following prom night for a party, but things quickly escalated out of control – according to police, Steven pointed a gun at them while demanding where his daughter was located and demanded they find her immediately. Steven later resigned from the fire department but is currently in jail on psychiatric hold.
Leitzell has extensive experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and financings, public company reporting and governance matters and related matters spanning a wide array of industries such as energy, technology and healthcare.
He provides advice to private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies as well as public and privately held corporations on a range of corporate matters, with expertise in mergers & acquisitions, financings and private equity investments.
Leitzell is a partner at Dechert and leads its US Securities and Exchange Law practice as well as leading their global Private Equity and Investment Funds practice. Additionally, he holds both Series 63 and 65 licenses; working out of Red Bank New Jersey.
Achievement and Honors
Leitzell has received many prestigious honors and awards. In 2021 he was honored by TrustLaw Global Pro Bono Honorees; Grayson School honored him as their 2022 GROW Honoree; Thomson Reuters Foundation selected him as their 2022 Lawyer of the Year nominee due to his work with Esusu Financial Inc.
In 2009, he received the Congressional Award Gold Medal – an prestigious award that recognizes college students for their public service, personal development and physical fitness activities.
In 2016, Leitzell served on the boards of directors for both Arizona Council on Problem Youth and Phoenix-Mesa Jewish Community Center Advisory Boards. Furthermore, he serves as trustee of Newman University where he chairs their Compensation Committee.
Leitzell was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised in Chippenham, England with his steel worker father and British overseas bride mother. He currently resides in Scottsdale with two children.
Spectrum Canine, run by this renowned businessman, provides professional dog training services. Their focus includes both training pet dogs as well as aiding sport-dog teams improve their performance for police work.
He advises both public and private companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings and public company reporting and governance matters. He represents private equity sponsors as well as their portfolio companies. In politics he brings business ideas into politics while advocating limited campaign spending; his client list includes the City of Dayton.
Steve Leitzell is an acclaimed financial advisor and the founder of various firms within the insurance industry. According to public records, he has amassed an estimated net worth of $27 Million. Specializing in investment management services with over twenty years of experience under his belt.
He provides clients with advice regarding domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and financings, public company reporting and governance matters, private equity sponsors’ investments in their portfolio companies as well as related governance matters.
Leitzell is also an active civic leader and political figure. In 2009 he ran for mayor of Dayton as an independent and won on a limited budget, being recognized for bringing business-like ideas into politics as well as advocating for limited campaign spending.