Steve focuses his practice on government affairs, transactional, and real estate development. As Chairman of the law firm's Government Affairs Department, he seeks to identify expeditious resolution of client issues at all levels of government. He also works to assure clear and direct communications between his clients and government representatives. Furthermore Steve provides guidance to his clients through the administrative and legislative processes. He also counsels clients on anti pay to play compliance for clients doing business with federal, state, county and municipal governments. Steve has served eight terms as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing 210,000 residents of the 11th Legislative District that is comprised of 25 Monmouth County municipalities. He also served as a member of the Monmouth County Planning Board and as a municipal councilman. For many years Steve served as Chairman of the General Assembly Environment, Science and Technology Committee. He also served as a member of many other standing reference committees in the legislature during his tenure including Budget, Appropriations, Economic Development, Education, Financial Institutions, Health, Housing, Insurance, Banking, Health and Senior Services Committees.
Steve is also active in waterfront development and marina issues. He chaired Governor Whitman's Dredge Material Management Team, which was credited with keeping Port Newark open for business as a thriving transportation and economic engine for the Metropolitan region by increasing operational depths while identifying a non-ocean disposal methods to safely store several million cubic yards of contaminated mud instead of traditional at sea burial. He also served as Chairman of the Gubernatorial Lake Restoration Task Force.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Steven J. Corodemus