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Steven R. Shoemate is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  Mr. Shoemate is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn's Private Equity Practice Group, and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

​Mr. Shoemate is a corporate transactional lawyer whose practice includes extensive private equity representations, venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling.  He is ranked among the top private equity and mergers and acquisitions lawyers by Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global:  The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America©.  In Chambers USA, Mr. Shoemate is noted as "a very savvy lawyer and highly commercial - having him on your side is incredibly productive," he has the "rare ability to present a balanced perspective and find a way to negotiate a fair outcome," his approach is "practical, thoughtful and creative when it comes to problem solving," he "excels at balancing competing interests in the most complicated deals" and is "an exceptionally good negotiator and he has a good understanding of the business side of things."

Mr. Shoemate's private equity investor representations include L Catterton, Trilantic Capital Partners, Oak Hill Capital, Carlyle Group, MidOcean Partners and Harkness Capital, among others.  Transactions for private equity clients include leveraged acquisitions, going private transactions, club deals and recapitalizations.

Mr. Shoemate's corporate clients include General Electric, Marsh & McLennan, Coeur Mining, Heineken, UBS and Tiffany & Co.  Transactions for corporate clients include public mergers, tender offers, exchange offers, joint ventures and a variety of cross-border transactions.

Mr. Shoemate received his Juris Doctor with high honors in 1988 from Duke University, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal and the Duke chapter of the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Shoemate received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, graduating cum laude from Lehigh University in 1985.

Mr. Shoemate is a member of the New York Bar.


  • Duke University - 1988 - Juris Doctor
  • Lehigh University - 1985 - Bachelor of Science


  • New York Bar