Steve joined the firm in 2001 after working for an international telecommunications consulting company. Currently, he practices primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate, and business transactions and municipal law. He regularly represents developers, builders, corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, and investors in various real estate and commercial transactions. Steve regularly drafts and negotiates general business contracts, asset purchase agreements, leases, and various other commercial agreements. He is also frequently involved in development and construction matters and commercial lending transactions. In addition to being a strong advocate for his clients' interests, Steve uses his business background and experience to advise and assist his clients in making sound business and legal decisions.
Steve received his undergraduate degree from Dordt College, and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota and the State of Missouri. Steve has also been certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
When not representing his clients, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and participating in recreational sports, including golf, softball and basketball. Steve also enjoys real estate investing and remains actively involved in his church and the local community.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1999||10/17/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Minnesota Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Certified Real Property Law Specialist||Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A|
|Shareholder||Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Dakota County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, 1st District Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|Bethany Christian Services||Board Member||N/A|
|Kids n' Kinship||Past Board Member||N/A|
|Faith Christian Reformed Church||Council President and Past Treasurer||N/A|
|First Judicial District Ethics Committee||Member||N/A|
|University of Minnesota Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Dordt College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
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