Biography

Steven is Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office and has a dynamic practice that spans real estate, finance, government relations, hospitality and public/private partnership transactions.

In particular, he focuses on complex real estate, land use and zoning matters for both public and private clients. He has significant transactional experience with the sale and purchase of commercial and residential properties, leasing, lending and title insurance. He represents a range of developers, including condominium and hotel developments and other major construction projects as well as significant lender representation for a number of institutional and private lenders. Steven also handles public/private partnership transactions such as large-scale transportation and public works projects, and guides businesses relocating to Florida in leveraging tax and other incentives.

In his government relations work, Steven serves as general and special counsel to a number of community redevelopment agencies in South Florida, including the North Miami CRA, North Miami Beach CRA, Hallandale Beach CRA and Naranja Lakes CRA. He has also represented a number of municipalities in South Florida, including Bal Harbour Village, Village of Key Biscayne, City of Aventura, City of Homestead, Town of Miami Lakes, City of Miramar, City of Weston, City of Dania Beach, City of Boca Raton, Islamorada, Village of Islands and the City of Marathon.

Steven currently serves as Co-Chair of the Infrastructure & Development Industry practice team. 

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Steven was Co-Chair of the Hospitality Industry practice team and a Managing Shareholder of the Fort Lauderdale and then the Miami office of a major Florida law firm. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Steven is an advocate for his home communities. He currently serves as a Councilman for Miami Shores Village.

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2012-2018
  • Daily Business Review, Dealmaker of the Year Finalist, 2014
  • Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist, 2012
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2012
  • South Florida Business Journal, Power Leaders in Law, 2014-2017
  • South Florida Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003
  • South Florida Business Journal, The Book of Law, 2010-present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2006-2018