Steve is a third generation, native San Diegan. He graduated "With Distinction" from... more
Steve is a third generation, native San Diegan. He graduated "With Distinction" from San Diego State University in 1976, and married his law school sweetheart, Karen, shortly after the award of his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego in 1979. Steve's grandfather and father were both local real estate brokers, so he was only following family tradition when he obtained hi... view profile
As a former in-house general counsel and partner/of counsel with major law firms, I... more
As a former in-house general counsel and partner/of counsel with major law firms, I provideexpert legal advice and sound business judgment in corporate, intellectual property and real estate matters affectingcompanies and their management.
EDUCATION: B.A. (University of Iowa 1981, Honors program, double major in Economics... more
EDUCATION: B.A. (University of Iowa 1981, Honors program, double major in Economics and Political Science in 3 yrs); M.A.P.A. (University of Iowa 1983, Master's Degree in Public Administration, cum laude); J.D. (University of San Diego 1986, juris doctorate). MEMBERSHIPS / CERTIFICATES / AFFILIATIONS: Licensed Attorney in CA (1987) and CO (1996); Licensed General Contractor CSLB CA (2007... view profile
Disputes: My goal is to provide my clients a realistic assessment of their dispute,... more
Disputes: My goal is to provide my clients a realistic assessment of their dispute, give them options, then represent them in an efficient and cost-effective manner. I don't engage in wasteful busywork; I only perform those tasks that will assist me in preparing the case for trial or arbitration. If there is an opportunity to settle with the opposing party along the way I will explore it. But a... view profile
A trial attorney with the highest possible “AV” rating by Martindale’s nationwide... more
A trial attorney with the highest possible “AV” rating by Martindale’s nationwide attorney peer and client review rating system, I have a practical educational background and a diverse variety of legal experience in insurance defense, construction defect, business litigation, real estate litigation, construction law, general liability litigation, and business and real estate transactional matte... view profile
Whether you need my business litigation or real estate law expertise, or you or a... more
Whether you need my business litigation or real estate law expertise, or you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury or death, I specialize in fighting for the underdog against the largest corporations, government entities, insurance companies and their national and international law firms. I strive to more than even the playing field--I aim to slay those giants. I wouldn't want... view profile
I am a problem solver. I look for strategic ways to solve complicated problems. And... more
I am a problem solver. I look for strategic ways to solve complicated problems. And when a lawsuit is necessary, I attack it head on and prepare the case for trial. There are few things more satisfying than taking on and beating larger opponents, or getting clients the funds they need for a life-saving procedure, or saving someone's home, or forcing an insurance company to live up to th... view profile
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.
Real Estate Attorneys in cities near Rancho Santa Fe, CA