Steve is a business, real estate and bankruptcy/creditor's rights attorney. During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising individuals and a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his client’s unique risks and legal issues and then providing strategic, creative, and practical legal advice needed to address those risk and legal issues.
- B.A., Economics (with honors), University of California, San Diego
- J.D., University of California, Davis
Associations & Recognitions
- Washington State Bar Association
- California Bar Association
- Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
Steve was born in the Pacific Northwest and raised in Gig Harbor and has roots in both Washington State and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, Steve, his wife, and kids relocated back to Western Washington. Steve enjoys traveling and the outdoors and spends much of his free time skiing, snowboarding, cycling, scuba diving, or paddle boarding, although most recently, all of his free time (and money) seems to be devoted to the renovation of his family’s beach home.