Peter and Roger Troutman
1754: Peter Troutman appears as a gunsmith in Somerset County tax records, according to his tombstone he passed away March 6th 1846.
Steve represents clients in numerous transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings, venture capital financings, Securities Exchange Commission compliance matters and general legal assistance matters.
Early Life and Education
Steve Troutman hails from a family with deep ties in Mahantongo Valley and became fascinated with genealogy from an early age. Today he’s an award-winning author who’s written numerous books on local history and genealogy (many coauthored by his wife Joan), living in Klingerstown Pennsylvania with her and active with various charitable causes.
He is a partner in the firm’s corporate law practice group and acts as outside general counsel to several privately held companies with family ownership, especially those operating with restricted shareholder access. Utilizing his deep background in finance, accounting, and operations to guide his clients toward more informed decisions.
He serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Smithsonian Institution’s Sounding American Music exhibition and co-Editor of its companion book. Additionally, he curates other exhibits for the museum as well as consulting for Robert Redford/ Jack White/T-Bone Burnett-produced PBS/ BBC documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.
Steve offers clients advice in all manners of commercial and financial transactions, from mergers & acquisitions to complex business disputes and litigation.
He has successfully represented accounting firms in cases alleging professional negligence, securities fraud and investor claims brought by investors or former clients. Additionally, he has successfully litigated various class action lawsuits and regulatory proceedings.
He specializes in energy regulatory matters, representing utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state commissions. Additionally, he has experience representing gas pipelines and storage facilities in rate cases, litigation proceedings and enforcement proceedings.
He specializes in the defense of complex commercial litigation, such as trade secret and patent infringement claims. Additionally, he has successfully represented clients during investigations by state attorneys general or other government bodies and serves as leader of his firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement practice group.
Achievement and Honors
Troutman has performed with musicians including CC Adcock, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Ani DiFranco – as well as writing extensively about music for several publications and journals.
He has written five books, with Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music 1879-1934 winning the biennial W. Turrentine Jackson Prize from the Organization of American Historians; Kika Kila: How Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed Modern Sound won an IASPM-US Woody Guthrie Prize as best music book in 2016.
Lewis was honored as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Most Admired CEOs” of 2020. As part of the firm’s corporate section and responsible for overseeing growth and international activities.
Chevon Troutman gave his younger siblings an encouraging kiss before sending them off for their first day of school in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, knowing all too well the danger they would encounter from low-income areas with high drug use and that Chevon could help steer them clear of troubled situations.
His research on American music and culture has garnered several awards, such as the Organization of American Historians’ W. Turrentine Jackson Prize and consultant services for Robert Redford/ Jack White/ T-Bone Burnett documentary American Epic. Additionally, he has served as curator or exhibit developer for previous Smithsonian exhibits as well as finalist for their Lawrence W. Levine Book Award with his book Kika Kila: How Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed Modern Music released 2016.
Roger Troutman was a funk rock musician born in Hamilton, Ohio and died April 1999. Known for using a vocoder while performing with Zapp, Troutman produced several popular albums such as the top ten US R&B charting “New Zapp IV U”.
He possesses extensive expertise in structuring domestic and international transactions, working closely with a team of regulatory lawyers to provide complete advice in this area. In addition, he regularly counsels clients regarding private equity fund formation.
Steve Lewis has served as chair of Troutman Pepper’s corporate practice since 1999 and provides day-to-day business advice as well as strategic transactions analysis for clients from multiple industries.