Steve counsels private and publicly held companies, developers, lenders, sponsors, investors, landlords, and tenants in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, construction, and financing of diverse properties, including shopping centers, retail, restaurants, industrial, commercial, office, multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. His expertise includes real estate development and real estate transactions including, purchases, sales, leasing, financing, property taxation, and abatements.
Steve’s corporate practice consists of counseling entrepreneurs, founders, investors, shareholders, and financiers on various issues such as: the formation, entity selection, capitalization, capital structure, and financing of new and existing businesses; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; creating and implementing asset protection plans and risk management solutions; business succession planning; buy-sell agreements; shareholder agreements; contractual review and negotiations; licensing agreements; and general counseling on corporate governance, employment matters, and compliance with legal and regulatory changes affecting clients’ businesses.
He has been recognized by Chambers USA and named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, Steve is a member of the Board of Trustees for ProKids, a nonprofit agency that provides court-appointed advocacy for children in the child protection system to ensure that they are provided with a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
Order of the Curia, Executive Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review