Steve brings years of experience at the national and regional levels to assisting clients with a broad variety of needs. He continues to defend the rights of actors, writers, musicians, artists, journalists and news organizations. His experience encompasses the protection and licensing of trademarks and copyright, defense and prosecution of slander and libel, protection of privacy, use of Freedom of Information laws, zoning, land use, the sale of real estate and estate administration.
The Nevas Law Group maintains strategic affiliations with attorneys known for their reputation with highly sophisticated problems.
Steve’s practice draws on years as a network correspondent, investigative reporter, law school professor and network executive.
He served as counsel to a major food company and its charitable foundation.
He appears in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Co-Chair, Media and the Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association
Board of Directors, Connecticut Public Affair Network (C-PAN)
Board of Directors, Connecticut Foundation for Open Government
Board of Directors, Connecticut Council for Freedom of Information
Executive Director & Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School Knight
Media and Law Program – Information Society Project
General Counsel, National Public Radio
Chief Law Correspondent & Supreme Court Correspondent, CNN &
Mutual/NBC Radio Network
First Amendment Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters
Chairman, Joint Washington Media Committee
President and Board Member, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecicut
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Northeastern University Law School (J.D.)
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication (M.A.C.)
University of Connecticut (B.A.)
Federal Trade Commission, Workshop: How Will
Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Yale Law School, Journalism & the New Media Ecology:
Who Will Pay the Messengers?
Yale Law School, Student Internet Speech: What Are
We Teaching the Facebook Generation?