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  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Ithaca College, B.A. 

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Steven focuses his practice in bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. The bulk of his practice involves representing banks and other types of lenders in commercial loan workouts. He has experience in all aspects of loan workouts, including negotiating forbearance agreements, conducting Article 9 sales, replevin of collateral, lawsuits on debts instruments, foreclosures and representing creditors through their borrowers’ bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents financially troubled companies, both inside and outside of bankruptcy.

Steven has represented a wide range of clients, including private financial organizations, hard-money lenders, financial institutions, banks, lessors and lessees of equipment and real estate, health care facilities, agricultural lenders and bankruptcy trustees. He has also handled various commercial litigation matters relating to breach of contract, business torts, and construction/building. His practice also includes commercial foreclosures, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, and judgment enforcement.


  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Medal of Excellence, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team



Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York State Bar Association

  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Salvation Army of Buffalo Advisory Board