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Steve works with clients on real estate and general business transactions. His clients range from real estate companies, lenders, and other financial institutions, to distribution companies and restaurant enterprises. His primary focus is on long-term strategic planning, financial structures, and operating policies. He also advises foundations and high net worth families on structuring and implementing charitable and political donations and gifts.

Earlier in his career, Steve spent six years as the in-house general counsel for a large real estate company where he was responsible for the company’s legal needs and long-term growth and management strategies. That dual role gave him a solid and practical framework for balancing the ramifications of legal decisions with other aspects of business operations. This experience is the basis for the legal and business advice he offers his clients today.

Steve speaks at various legal and philanthropic events around the Chicago area. He has authored two publications of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Much More Than My Work

I serve on the board of directors of the Jewish National Fund. I was also active with the board of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), and served on the executive board of the American Youth Soccer Organization. I am a former commissioner and past president of the Glencoe Park District.