Steve is a primary member of the firm's Real Estate Division and is actively involved in its Construction Law Practice Group and Banking & Financial Services Division. He has extensive experience negotiating, documenting and closing all types and sizes of commercial real estate transactions throughout the country, including acquisitions, sales, leases and financings. He has been lead counsel or local counsel in numerous multi-state transactions. Throughout his career, he has conducted a great deal of due diligence, particularly with regard to loan, title and survey matters. He regularly prepares legal opinions on behalf of borrowers or lenders. He handles real estate aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and financings. He represents clients (primarily owners) in the negotiation and preparation of architects' and construction contracts. Steve's practice includes representation of clients in a wide variety of industries, including agribusiness, banking, energy, financial, non-profits and real estate development.