Business and Corporate Matters
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Estate Planning and Probate
Steve has practiced law in Charlotte since 1976. He represents companies and individuals in business matters and commercial real estate transactions, and individuals and families in estate planning and estate administration. In all of his work Steve strives to apply his years of business experience and knowledge of tax law, to take into account any applicable tax considerations. Steve enjoys working with business owners, particularly when buying or selling a business, and has been involved in transactions where businesses have sold for a nominal consideration, as well as a sale to an international conglomerate for in excess of forty million dollars.
Steve has practiced with Essex Richards since 1976. In 2005, the firm selected him to become managing partner, where he serves as one of the leaders of the firm, and manages the firm’s business and administrative matters.
Steve has actively participated in a variety of church, professional, and civic activities, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Area Fund, and the Charlotte Certified Development Corporation.
Steve and his wife, Nancy, have two children. In his spare time, Steve likes to exercise, play golf, travel, and support the Tarheels.
Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, 2016, 2017
U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2017-2018), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2017-2018).