[As reprinted from the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society’s 2005 Pro Bono Recognition Program]
Steven is a board certified real estate attorney practicing in Boca- Raton where he specializes in real estate and community association law, real property and commercial litigation and creditors rights. Steven earned his B.A. degree in 1978 from Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. He attended law school at the University of Illinois at Champaign receiving his J.D. in 1981. He is a member of the Palm Beach and South Palm Beach County Bar Associations. Steven currently serves as counsel to the City of Delray Beach Nuisance Abatement Board, a Special Master for the Palm Beach County Code Enforcement Board and a Traffic Magistrate. Steven represented a married couple who were being sued for a deficiency on a replevin action by the Ford Motor Credit Company. At the time Steven entered the case, there had been defaults entered against the clients. Steven was able to set aside the defaults and through extensive litigation and negotiations convinced the Ford Motor Credit Company to drop its claim for the $10,000 deficiency. A stipulation was entered into by the parties, presented to the Court and the case against the clients was dismissed with prejudice. Ford also agreed to correct the clients negative report to the credit bureaus. Steve has been a member of the Pro Bono Panel for 10 years. He was one of the first attorneys to respond to the cry for help from Legal Aid to assist the victims of last year’s devastating hurricanes. He has handled cases involving landlord/tenant, homeownership, consumer, bankruptcy and delinquency issues. Steven has donated over 150 hours of pro bono services in pursuit of Justice for All. For his dedication, hard work and leadership in serving the disadvantaged citizens of our community, Steven is a worthy recipient of the And Justice for All award.