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Steven practices as a transactional real estate lawyer, with much of his practice devoted to the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of all types of commercial properties, along with related environmental and land use matters. Steven also assists high net worth clients with residential real estate matters. Steven's clients include a leading high-end apartment developer, an international retailer and a number of prominent real estate entrepreneurs and developers in Connecticut.

Steven attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in 1978, and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. Steven received his J.D. degree from Columbia University in 1982, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, Steven was admitted to the New York Bar and worked as a real estate associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Steven was subsequently admitted to the Connecticut Bar and worked as a real estate associate at Day, Berry & Howard. Steven joined Levett Rockwood P.C. in Westport, Connecticut in 1985, where he became a shareholder and continued to work until 2002, when he became a Member of Berkowitz, Trager & Trager, LLC.

Steven has been selected for "The Best Lawyers®" publication in the area of Real Estate Law since 2006, and was selected by Best Lawyers as the "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 and 2017 for Real Estate Law – Stamford Area. Steven has also been included in the Connecticut Super Lawyers® publication in the area of Real Estate since 2009, and is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability™.

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D., 1982
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1978

Admissions

  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York

Representative Transactions

  • Seller's counsel for the $120,000,000 portfolio sale of five shopping centers.
  • Developer's counsel for the assemblage and simultaneous purchase of over 20 parcels for a 460 unit apartment project with retail and restaurant facilities
  • Seller's counsel for the $123,000,000 sale of an eight office building portfolio and seventy slip marina in Stamford, CT
  • Purchaser's counsel in the $40,000,000 acquisition and subsequent sale of a 261 unit apartment complex in Stamford, CT
  • Landlord's counsel in the leasing of over 200,000 square feet of office space in a two building office complex in White Plains, NY
  • Tenant's counsel for a leading high-end retailer in the leasing of retail outlet and mall locations throughout the United States and overseas
  • Developer's counsel for the ground leasing, financing and construction of a new Whole Foods store in Darien, CT
  • Borrower's counsel for construction, working capital and debt refinance loans for a prominent Fairfield County country club.
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