Steven P. Elliott

Counsel

Columbus
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Overview

Steve Elliott focuses his practice on commercial real estate, with significant experience in areas such as acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing and real estate, and construction financing. Drawing on his experience and his knowledge of clients’ needs, Steve concentrates on the details of the deals and on ensuring the quality of documentation so that the project aligns with his clients’ expectations.

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Real Estate
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition and assembly of multiple farm parcels north of Columbus, Ohio, for the construction of a new I-71 freeway interchange to create the Polaris development.
  • Represented the Polaris developer in the development and sale of numerous parcels of the Polaris development, including the sale of a major parcel to a leading international bank for its company headquarters.
Real Estate Financing
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions of all types and sizes, including large multifamily residential and mixed-use developments.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in mezzanine financing transactions, including those for a large mixed-use development in California.
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Experience

Real Estate
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition and assembly of multiple farm parcels north of Columbus, Ohio, for the construction of a new I-71 freeway interchange to create the Polaris development.
  • Represented the Polaris developer in the development and sale of numerous parcels of the Polaris development, including the sale of a major parcel to a leading international bank for its company headquarters.
  • Represented Rickenbacker Port Authority and its affiliated community improvement corporation for the acquisition, development and sale of real estate in the area of the Rickenbacker airport and foreign trade zone.
  • Represented a Columbus, Ohio-based private university in its acquisition of a west-central Ohio university, including a 120-acre campus containing more than 25 parcels of real estate, with all due diligence and the closing required to be completed in less than two weeks.
  • Represented lenders and buyers of real estate in transactions involving the necessary resolution of various title problems, including working closely with title companies and underwriters to confirm acceptable results. 
  • Represented single buyers in the acquisition of real estate for joint development with other buyers, including creating appropriate deed restrictions, common access rights, easements and other rights.
  • Represented landlords and tenants of restaurant space, retail space, office space, warehouse space and numerous types of commercial property in the leasing of such space, including ground lease transactions.
  • Represented buyers and sellers in several of the largest residential real estate transactions in the central Ohio area.
Real Estate Financing
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions of all types and sizes, including large multifamily residential and mixed-use developments.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in mezzanine financing transactions, including those for a large mixed-use development in California.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in loan modifications, settlements and workout transactions of all types and sizes, including deed-in-lieu transactions and transactions involving membership interest collateral. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2009 to 2018)
    • Columbus: Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Columbus Business First: Top Lawyer in Central Ohio

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1979, with honors, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Miami University, 1975, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa