Bar Admission

New York, 1994
New Jersey, 1995

Education

Pace University, B.B.A, 1985
New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, J.D., 1994
New York University School of Law, L.L.M, 1998

Contact Information

SKirkpatrick@romerdebbas.com

T (212) 888-3100

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Steven Kirkpatrick, Esq.

Partner
Steven Kirkpatrick joined the firm as a partner in March 2019 and represents property owners, management companies, financial institutions, retailers, hotels and commercial office tenants in a wide variety of matters. Steven has successfully represented and counseled clients in landlord-tenant disputes, administrative and regulatory agency matters, bankruptcy proceedings, ADA and human rights litigation, construction disputes, arbitrations and cases in state and federal courts.

Steven began his career in real estate managing buildings in Washington Heights and Harlem. He later managed a portfolio of commercial and residential properties in Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side and Meat Packing District neighborhoods. While working as a property and asset manager, Steven attended law school at night, graduated with honors and continued his studies to obtain an LL.M (masters of law) in taxation from New York University School of Law. Prior to beginning the private practice of law, Steven served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department.

Steven's background in property management gives him a unique understanding of the owner's and manager's view and an ability to analyze matters from a practical business perspective as well as a technical legal one. His contacts and understanding of government agency operations have also proved to be very useful to clients in administrative law and compliance matters.

Steven currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association, Real Estate Committee, and as a member of the 2017-2018 Construction Codes Revision Committee – Administrative and Enforcement Advisory Committee. Steven also serves as a mentor coach with America Needs You, an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. In 2012, Steven was named in Super Lawyers which lists the top 5% of all lawyers in their respective practice areas as nominated by their peers and he has continued to be selected for this honor every year since.