Steve Meis represents clients in commercial real estate and business matters, including commercial mortgage loans, leasing, acquisitions and development, as well as in general corporate and business law. He regularly represents insurance and finance companies in connection with originating and servicing commercial mortgage loans. Steve’s practice is national in scope and includes portfolio loans, capital market loans and multi-state, multi-property loans. The properties involved in such transactions have included retail centers, office buildings, industrial and warehouse facilities and multi-family properties. His experience also includes working as in-house real estate counsel at a major banking institution, where he oversaw a substantial workout and restructuring loan portfolio.
Steve believes that representing a client effectively means understanding their business model and their goals, and that the best lawyers not only find the issues, but find the solutions as well. “Lawyers should first and foremost protect a client’s interests, but should also think creatively about how to make a transaction work to serve a client’s interests.”
Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1983, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1986. He is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and the United States District Court.
Steve has lived in West Hartford for over 25 years, and is an active member of the community, including the local branch of the Boy Scouts of America. He also advises the Hartford chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Steve is a former black belt in karate and is active in the CrossFit community.