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Steve has a passion for orchestrating; whether it’s playing jazz saxophone, handling a transaction or obtaining a land use permit. Steve’s practice focuses on business planning and transactions, real estate transactions, leasing and financials, land-use and growth management planning, and government strategies. As a founder of Horenstein Law Group, Steve brings clients a serious depth of professional experience after having represented hundreds of clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Steve proudly takes on some of the toughest projects in the region.

In the real estate area, Steve has represented numerous local and regional private businesses, real estate developers, and public-sector clients regarding sales and exchanges, acquisitions, condominiums, and financing.

Steve offers expertise in land use planning and permitting, property development and financing matters, and Growth Management Act planning and compliance, as well as in development and environmental permitting.


Steve's practice also includes business planning and transactions, with an emphasis on formations and sales, mergers, and acquisitions.


Additionally, Steve has extensive experience in government affairs and tribal law. He has represented a number of business and real estate clients on a broad range of legislative and public policy issues before a variety of local, state, and federal bodies and agencies. He has successfully drafted and advocated for the passage of legislation in a variety of areas, including economic development, transportation, land use planning, environmental, sales tax reform, solid waste management, and health care.


Steve also has extensive experience working with Native American Tribes. His clients have included the Cowlitz, Mohegan, Kalispel, and Nooksack tribes.

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  1. Real Estate: 20%
  2. M & A: 20%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Government: 20%



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  • Christopher B. Rounds

    Steve is well-respected in the legal community, and he understands the needs of business owners. He is an engaging and upbeat speaker. I would not hesitate to recommend him.


    Christopher Rounds Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Horenstein Law Group PLLC

500 East Broadway
Suite 120
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Horenstein Law Group PLLC

1001 SW 5th Ave
Suite 1100
Portland, OR, 97201



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
30 Year Founding Member RecognitionColumbia River Economic Development Council2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHorenstein Law Group PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerMiller Nash1999 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aluminum Facility SaleSuccessful sale of facility
Conmed Medical ServiceSuccessfully negotiated agreement
Sale of Technology BusinessSuccessful sale of business
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Publication nameTitleDate
Vancouver Business JournalCRC: We can do better next time2013
Vancouver Business JournalGetting strategic with government2013
Vancouver Business Journal"Shovel ready” land is vital to our growth2013
HLG Minding Your Business BlogCREDC 30th Anniversary2012
HLG Minding Your Business BlogHorenstein Law Group PLLC Formed2012
Vancouver Business JournalA look at the county’s proposed growth management plan2011
Vancouver Business JournalA brave new world in commercial lending2009
Vancouver Business JournalCheck your assessment2009
Vancouver Business JournalOn the horizon2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonN/AN/AN/A
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionCloud Computing2013
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionAlternative Billing2013
Clark County PubTalkBuilding a Business Dream Team2013
Washington State University--Vancouver's Real Estate Investing classAnatomy of a Real Estate Project2010
Lewis & Clark Graduate Fellows ProgramBusiness Development Basics for Lawyers2009
Law Seminars InternationalThe Economic Development Landscape2009
Law Seminars InternationalLand Use in SW Washington2008
Washington State Port AssociationWorking With Private Developers2007
Vancouver National Historic Reserve TrustThird Time's the Charm (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)2007
Land, Jobs, and People III: Is the Growth Management Landscape Improving? SeminarThe Landscape Is Improving2006
Building Industry Association of Clark CountyUrban Holding Properties2005