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Steve represents clients in complex financing deals, understanding the heart of the deal is to anticipate issues and mitigate risks.

Both lenders and borrowers rely on Steve to guide them through all aspects of lending transactions. He gets to know unique concerns of individual clients, then clearly communicates complicated legal issues so that each client can make informed decisions based on goals and risk tolerance.

Steve works with banks, private equity funds, nontraditional lenders, investors and other businesses to originate, structure, document, negotiate and close commercial and industrial lending transactions. Steve guides clients through each step of the loan process, with a particular focus on loans secured by multifamily, office, industrial, self storage, hotel and senior housing properties. His transactions routinely involve multiple loans and lenders, including agented credit arrangements and structured senior and subordinated loan facilities.

Steve also has experience in a broad range of real estate and corporate transactional matters, including sales and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, business acquisitions and general business contracts.




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Banking and Finance Law, 2023 and 2024
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance, 2023 and 2024


  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
      • Saint Louis University Law Journal, staff and editor, 2012-2013
      • Moot Court Board Member, 2012-2013
  • B.S., Saint Louis University
    • Business Administration
    • summa cum laude


  • Missouri
  • Colorado

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar
  • Represented real estate development group in connection with $72 million loan for construction financing of premier office and commercial use building project in Denver, Colorado.
  • Represented lead financial institution in syndicated credit facility to nationally recognized workwear and accessories company secured by collateral across the United States.
  • Advised large Canadian bank on local law issues concerning diligence on U.S. obligor and perfection of associated liens.
  • Represented regional bank in hundreds of real estate and commercial industrial loans.
  • Represented bank in connection with a $20 million revolving credit facility and $40 million term facility to manufacturing company where the proceeds of the term facility were used to fund an acquisition.
  • Represented bank as agent and lead lender in connection with a $100 million revolving credit facility and $30 million term facility to a bank customer and its subsidiaries.
Outside the Office

Steve enjoys the great outdoors, especially skiing and hiking in Colorado. He’s also an avid sports fan and follows the Denver Nuggets, University of Illinois Fighting Illini and Chicago Bears.

Community Leadership
  • Junior Achievement - Rocky Mountain, Board of Directors