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Steve Frinsko




Steve Frinsko is the Chair of the firm’s Business practice group, a member of the Real Estate practice group, and a member of the Board of Partners. His practice focuses on all aspects of business and real estate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, entity formation and governance, commercial transactions, antitrust compliance, and insurance. His M&A experience includes transactions involving both public and private companies, and his current client base covers the gamut from startups to long-established national companies.

Before joining Hawley Troxell, Steve spent five years as in-house counsel for Packaging Corporation of America, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of corrugated containers, office paper, and other paper and protective packaging products. As in-house counsel, he provided legal counsel to all aspects of PCA’s business, from procuring raw material inputs for the company’s paper mills to supplying finished goods to its customers.

publications & PRESEntations

“Corporate Transparency Act – Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirement”, Hawley Troxell Business Blog, December 2023

“Mergers and Acquisitions”, Hawley Troxell Webinar, February 2021

“Startups” Attorney Time with Hawley Troxell Podcast,
December 2020

“Do The Right Deed and Get The Right Title” Hawley Troxell Webinar, August 2020

“Where Do We Go From Here: Landlord- Tenant Law in 2020” Hawley Troxell Webinar, April 2020

“Small Business Legal Forum” Zion Bank, June 2019

“Contracts 101” Idaho Beer Summit, April 2019

“Limited Liability Companies Core Concepts” Hawley Troxell Webinar, July 2018

“If Only I Had Known: Limited Liability Companies”, Zions Bank Small Business Legal Forum, June 2018

“Responding to a Data Breach” Idaho SBDC Cybersecurity Roundtable, October 2017

“Preserving the Liability Shield in Closely Held Corporations and LLCs”, Hawley Troxell Business Newsletter, October 2017

“Drafting Defensible Minutes”, Idaho Business & Corporate Law Section 2017 Annual CLE, May 2017

“Is Your LLC Ready For The New IRS Audit Rules?”, Hawley Troxell Business Newsletter, February 2016

“What’s In A Name?”, Hawley Troxell Business Newsletter,
October 2015

“Recent Trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement”, 55 The Advocate 30 (March/April, 2012)

“Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Claims in the Ninth Circuit post-Garcia v. Brockway: Erecting New Barriers to Individuals with Disabilities”, 46 Idaho L. Rev. 257 (2009)


Law School:

University of Idaho College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2010


Dartmouth College B.A. Geography, 1992

bar admissions



Idaho State Bar Section on Business & Corporate Law

Idaho State Bar Section on Real Property Law

Idaho Technology Council, Board of Trustees, since 2019

The Cabin Center for Readers and Writers
– Board of Directors, 2017-2020
– President of the Board of Directors, 2020-2024

City Club of Boise, Board of Directors, Since 2024

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise 2017-2019


Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law – Partners, 2021

Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law – Associates, 2015

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