Steven represents commercial real estate developers, owners, fund managers, property managers, landlords, tenants, and energy exploration companies across the full spectrum of their real estate needs. He has experience guiding clients through all phases of real estate acquisition, development, ownership, and sales, including the negotiation and preparation of: (i) purchase and sale agreements; (ii) post-closing occupancy agreements; (iii) development agreements; (iv) leases; (v) ground/space lease agreements; (vi) easements and rights-of-way; and (vii) coal, oil, gas, and mineral exploration and production lease agreements.
He successfully executes conveyances of industrial manufacturing facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, regional shopping centers, mixed-use lifestyle developments, hotels, medical campuses, health care and long-term care facilities, residential developments, and other commercial properties on behalf of clients from a diverse array of industries, ranging in size from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, he serves as informal national real estate counsel to two Fortune 100 companies, assisting with leasehold and asset acquisitions throughout the U.S. These clients value Steven’s ability to capitalize on Dinsmore’s national footprint.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Steven gained valuable insight in the financial services sector as a vice president for both an international banking conglomerate and a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. That background, coupled with his academic and legal experience, enables Steven to quickly identify the “bottom line” for his corporate clients and implement legal strategies and solutions while honoring their strategic corporate vision.
In addition to providing legal counsel to traditional real estate clients, Steven devotes a significant part of his practice to serving exploration and production companies in the coal, oil, and gas industries. He prepares title ownership reports and provides guidance relative to asset acquisition and disposition, including the negotiation and preparation of asset purchase agreements.
Steven is also a licensed Pennsylvania title agent for Mercantile Title Agency, Dinsmore’s full-service title agency.
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2006)
- Monmouth University (B.S., 2003)
- West Virginia
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- West Virginia Bar Association
- Ohio Bar Association
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Real Property Section
- Eastern Gateway Community College and affiliated campuses, Curriculum Advisory Panel for Paralegal and Pre-law
- Pennsylvania Rising Stars®