Stephen Candelmo is Counsel to Impresa. His practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, including corporate finance, commercial contract drafting, review, and negotiation, corporate governance, and outside general counsel advisory work.

Stephen has more than 25 years of experience and has handled total transactions valued at over $3 billion while successfully advising clients in connection with general contract matters, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, international transactions, and technology development.

While primarily focused on commercial contracts, Stephen has also drafted and negotiated all sorts of commercial agreements, including executive employment agreements, consulting relationships, offering documents, joint ventures, master services agreements, software development and licenses, distribution and supply agreements, manufacturing contracts, franchise agreements, escrow agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements, loan agreements, security agreements, financing documents, EULAs, lease agreements, and privacy and data policies. Stephen’s work as outside general counsel to his corporate clients enables him to understand and balance the commercial needs of the client while ensuring that the company is protected legally on all material issues important to the business.

Stephen has served as an attorney for such prominent top 100 law firms as Reed Smith, Kutak Rock and Arent Fox.


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Akron School of Law
  • L.L.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Government, University of Maryland at College Park

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia