Steve is one of the partners in charge of the litigation practice for the law firm which employs eight attorneys, three paralegals, and various support personnel and which focuses on litigation and transactions in Real Estate, Business, and Estate Planning. Steve provides representation to a wide spectrum of real estate brokers and agents, as well as medium to high net worth individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
Steve is a frequent lecturer on various real estate subjects which include “Strategic and Tactical Use of the California Residential Real Estate Purchase Agreement by Realtors®,” “Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims,” and “How to Practice Real Estate Without Getting Sued.” Steve has testified as an expert witness on issues related to the standard of care of attorneys and real estate brokers, agents, sellers, and buyers in real estate transactions ranging from simple to complex.
Steve has acted successfully as a Mediator and a facilitator for settlement of a wide variety of legal, economic, and other issues. As a litigation attorney he has successfully resolved a tremendous number of cases via successful settlement negotiation, both in and outside of formal mediation.
Steve has been awarded the highest rating by the national rating organization Martindale Hubbell: AV, meaning preeminent/high legal ability/very high ethical standards.
Steve hosts a live Saturday radio talk show broadcasting live from Los Angeles on TalkRadioOne.com. Past episodes of that program are available for download at that website as well.
Steve is a general partner/managing member of several real estate partnerships, ventures, and limited liability companies and currently has ownership interests in and participates in the management leadership of apartment complexes, shopping centers, office, and commercial buildings in California, Arizona, Washington, and Colorado.
Steve is married, has three adult children, and resides in Palos Verdes Estates, California.