Steven D. Bortnick

Steven D. Bortnick


Princeton, NJ
Phone: 609.951.4117    Fax: 609.452.1147

New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2715    Fax: 212.286.9806

Steven D. Bortnick is a partner in the Tax Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton and New York offices. Mr. Bortnick focuses his practice on domestic and international tax and private equity matters.

Mr. Bortnick handles a broad range of transactions, including asset, stock, cross-border and domestic acquisitions,  recapitalizations and reorganizations. He is experienced in, and a significant portion of his practice is devoted to, the structuring of domestic and international private equity transactions from tax and venture capital operating company standpoints. He advises business organizations on a variety of tax issues, and he is involved in the formation of private equity and hedge funds.

An active speaker and author, Mr. Bortnick has written materials and spoken for several major private equity tax conferences. Topics of his presentations include private equity, venture capital, cross-border investing, venture capital operating company issues, and merger and acquisition tax issues.

Before joining Pepper in 2007, he practiced in the New York office of Dechert LLP.



  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers University School of Law, 1988, Tax Honors Certificate, with distinction; Prentice Hall Award in Taxation
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1992
  • B.S., cum laude, Glassboro State College, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Practice Areas