Northwestern School of Law, Chicago, IL
Editorial Board, Northwestern University Law Review
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Schwartz, Warren & Ramirez (formerly Schwartz, Kelm, Warren & Rubenstein)
April 1985 – May 1996
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur
November 1982 – April 1985
United States Navy, LT, Supply Corps
September 1974 – June 1979
With more than 30 years of experience in central Ohio, Steve’s legal expertise extends to every aspect of commercial real estate.
Steve specializes in:
- commercial real estate development financing, representing both borrowers and lenders;
- commercial leasing, both office and retail; and
- the acquisition and sale of developed and undeveloped real property.
Steve currently represents banks in large and mid-sized real estate loan transactions, including acquisition, development, and construction loans, some in excess of $30 million. His other clients include developers, landlords of commercial office buildings and retail shopping centers, and a national residential homebuilder that acquires property for and develops residential subdivisions.
Steve’s expertise extends to other legal issues and matters ancillary commercial real estate, as well, including entity formation, environmental issues, and matters related to homeowner and condominium associations.
Steve is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations and a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation. From 2008 through 2012, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Ohio Northern University School of Law, teaching Commercial Real Estate Transactions to second and third year law students.
In his free time, Steve and his wife Anne like to travel, ride bikes, and spend time with their children and grandchildren.