About

Steptoe & Johnson's Real Estate Practice Group provides comprehensive legal services to real estate developers, commercial banks and lending institutions, governmental entities, energy companies, buyers and sellers of business assets, investors, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The group's broad experience positions it at the forefront of the legal profession in the region.

Real estate lawyers work closely with clients to tailor the scope of services to the requirements of a particular project. The group’s objective is to provide first-class representation within a client's budget. Clients appreciate the partnering relationship and team approach to the practice of law for which the firm is known. Group members consult with lawyers experienced in practice areas such as labor, tax, and environmental law to ensure that the client’s interests are being served.

Our Focus

  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Title Searches and Policies
  • Zoning
  • Survey Review
  • Environmental Review
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing
  • REO Properties
What Sets Us Apart
  • Four group members recognized among The Best Lawyers in America®  in Banking and Finance Law
  • Two former vice presidents of regional banks
  • Twenty title agents affiliated with five different title companies, providing multiple avenues to complete a deal
  • Fourteen team members focused on estate planning and trust issues
  • Team members with key banking relationships
HOW WE HAVE HELPED
  • Assisted with, and closed, numerous multi-million dollar real estate transactions
  • Represented commercial developers in all aspects of land development including providing representation before local planning, zoning, and supervisory boards
  • Represented real estate developers in analysis of zoning and land use regulations
  • Lead U.S. real estate attorney for Fortune 10 international energy company, including multi-site and single-site acquisition, development and divestment of properties across the country, and environmental claims related to such properties
  • Represented banks, mortgage companies, investors and individuals in real estate purchase, sale and refinance, including title examinations, document preparation and closings
  • Conducted due diligence to ensure proper collateralization and documentation of loans by assisting in evaluation of real and personal property liens, appraisals, surveys, environmental surveys, taxes, mineral rights, corporate structure, leases and other related items
  • Assisted client in the successful development of a mixed-use subdivision including commercial, residential, and church properties. Representation included establishing criteria for development standards; as well as drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various documents including a complex master association agreement