Steve A. Peirce

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7179
San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7179
Steve A. Peirce

Steve A. Peirce

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Biography

Steve Peirce joined the San Antonio office in 1998, having practiced law in the San Antonio community since 1988. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy matters and commercial litigation. 

Steve was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1988. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.


Professional experience

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JD, magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 1987
BS, Southwest Texas State University, 1981

  • Texas State Bar
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 - 2014
  • AV Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2013
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio, S.A. Scene, Scene Publications, LLC, 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2004
  • "A Primer on Bankruptcy Jurisdiction," The Federal Lawyer, September 2017 
  • "The Education of Charlie Gonzales," San Antonio Lawyer, March-April 2017
  • "Park Street, Perry Mason & The Case of the Endless Earworm," San Antonio Lawyer, Jan-Feb 2014
  • "Fees Are Public Record, Just Hard to Find," The Journal of Corporate Renewal, May, 2012
  • "Is a Vendor Creditor Better Off with an Executory Contract? Answer Depends on Intentions Going Forward," The Journal of Corporate Renewal, June 2009
  • "A Checklist for Post-Confirmation Litigation," The Journal of Corporate Renewal, December 2006
  • "My Research File:  Favorite Authorities for Defending Against a Bankruptcy Estate," Bankruptcy Litigation Newsletter of the Bankruptcy Insolvency Committee, American Bar Association, Fall 2006 
  • "A Local's Guide to San Antonio," NCBJ Conference News, Summer 2005
  • "Take Charge With a Creditor Plan – Bankruptcy in Texas: A Creditor's Perspective," Lorman Education Services, November 2000
  • "You Can Get a Haircut in Bankruptcy But You Can't Get a Bankruptcy With a Haircut," San Antonio Lawyer, March 2000
  • "Bankruptcy Deadlines: A Zero Sum Game," CLEonline.com Selected Topics in Bankruptcy, February 17-28, 1999
  • Co-Author, "Assets Without Borders – International Developments," The University Of Texas School of Law 17th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, November 19-20, 1998
  • Co-Author, "Proposed Bankruptcy Legislation Hurts Middle Class Most," Texas Lawyer, August 1998
  • "Settling Cases With Bankruptcy in Mind: Creditor's Perspective," San Antonio Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, April 16, 1998

Steve is also a frequent contributor of restaurant reviews and feature stories for the San Antonio Lawyer Magazine.

  • "Famous Bankruptcies of the 21st Century:  The Rest of the Story," NACM (National Association of Credit Management), Annual Meeting, April 5, 2012
  • "What Do You Do If the Other Party Goes Bankrupt," 32nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, July 8-10, 2010
  • "Business Aspects of the New Bankruptcy Law and Other Trends," NACM (National Association of Credit Management), Southwest Credit Exchange, February, 2006
  • "Small Business Bankruptcy Under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act: Green Acres is the Place for Me," NACM of Texas (National Association of Credit Management), October, 2005
  • "How to Be a Good Witness," NACM of Texas (National Association of Credit Management), October, 2004
  • "Take Charge With a Creditor Plan – Bankruptcy in Texas: A Creditor's Perspective," Lorman Education Services, November, 2000
  • "Assets Without Borders – International Developments," 17th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, November 19-20, 1998
  • "Settling Cases With Bankruptcy in Mind: Creditor's Perspective," Bankruptcy Seminar, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 16, 1998
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Credit Management 
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Western District of Texas Disciplinary Committee (Bankruptcy Representative)
  • Federal Bar Association National Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee
  • Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Bankruptcy Law Exam Commission
  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1997)
  • San Antonio Bar Association - Community Justice Program, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Steve also served as a volunteer providing legal advice to Hurricane Katrina victims