Stephen is a partner at The Green Law Group, LLP, specializing in business transactions and litigation, real estate and construction law, and also practices in corporate, employment, and intellectual property law.
As an attorney, Stephen has litigated various multi-million dollar construction payment and defect cases for both private and public works, as well as various real estate transactional disputes, including broker-agent liability, title, boundary line and easement, eminent domain, and government entitlements.
Stephen has over 25-years of experience working in various capacities in the real estate industry. Before becoming an attorney, Stephen learned construction trades and real estate development in various family businesses and later became a residential and commercial construction manager working for private developers. Stephen is an ICC/ICBO Certified Residential Building and Electrical Inspector and a Construction Specifications Institute Certified Document Technician, familiar with AGC, Consensus and AIA trade documents and best project management practices for the construction industry. Stephen has managed construction projects ranging from simple residential remodels, new homes and structures, tenant improvements, to commercial projects with budgets up to 3 million dollars. Stephen is a California licensed general contractor (Lic. No. 931942) and real estate broker (Lic. No. 1863495).
As a high school and college debater, Stephen always felt he had a calling to practice law, and he supplemented his construction employment with contract paralegal work. Stephen attended the UCLA Attorney Assistant Program in 1998, and became a certified paralegal. A graduate of the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, with a major in Computer Information Systems, Stephen attended Southwestern University School of Law and graduated in 2005. Stephen joined the respected AV rated real estate litigation law firm of Steven W. Weinshenk, a Professional Law Corporation, and worked there as an associate or contract attorney until joining The Green Law Group, LLP in 2014.
Stephen is also an accomplished university and Musician’s Institute trained drummer and percussionist, who still plays music for fun, and he is married to Tracey, a local Woodland Hills chiropractor.