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Steve Kramer

Steve KramerJ.D., MBA

Partner, Kramer Rayson, LLP

Knoxville, Tennessee

Biography

Steve has over 35 years of experience working with a broad cross-section of industries and management teams in his practice areas of Employment and Labor, Corporate and Transactional, and Sports Law. He provides sound and practical legal advice to his clients and proactively interacts with management teams in some of the most critical aspects of their businesses. He has provided numerous management training and civic group presentations on employment and sports law issues. He also serves as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and a AAA Arbitrator.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kramer served as Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for Asahi Glass North America from 1990 to 2002. In addition to his responsibilities over HR and Legal, Mr. Kramer managed the Quality (ISO/TS16949) programs at AGC Glass N.A. He was in private practice for 10 years before joining AGC. In his private practice, Mr. Kramer has counseled many businesses through a wide range of general corporate legal issues related to acquisitions, reorganizations, mergers, joint ventures, strategic planning, and executive restructuring.

Mr. Kramer’s experience within the Employment and Labor practice includes:

  • Representing employers and employees in nearly every type of discrimination claim under state and federal law 
  • Successfully negotiated over 100 labor contracts in the above industries, saving clients millions of dollars in achieving operational flexibility and efficiency
  • Assisted Employers with compensation re-structuring, health care savings, and pension revisions in difficult business environments
  • Tried over 100 Labor Arbitrations and NLRB Unfair Labor Practice cases
  • Managing labor campaigns in a wide range of industries including consumer products, manufacturing, health care, trucking, construction and dairy
  • Non-compete cases representing businesses and individuals
  • Successfully guided numerous employers through complex Reductions in Force and corporate reorganizations

Expertise

Mr. Kramer specializes in these areas:

Corporate and TransactionalEmployment and LaborSports Law

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