Legal & Business Solutions Coordinator
My mission is to work with people, businesses, and governments to help them adopt an equitable, ecologically sustainable way of operating.
Steve has spent most of his legal career in environmental litigation while at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Holland & Knight, and the D.C. government. He has sued two federal agencies and has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court. For several years he was the Chief of Enforcement and Environmental Justice with the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment, seeing first-hand the effects of inequity.
Steve is married and has twin boys in elementary school. In his free time he renovates old houses, plays harmonica, gardens, skis, climbs 14ers, and generally tries to stay one step ahead of his kids.
- LOHAS brands
- Craft beer
- Freelance and gig economy
- Technology and #platformcoops
- Local and independent food and beverage
- Impact investing
- Local and impact investing
- User, consumer, producer, multi-stakeholder ownership models
- Farming, agriculture, and food producer
- Mental health
- Employee ownership
- Consulting and professional services
- Solar and renewable energy and electric utility regulation
- General business
B.A. cum laude, University of Colorado
J.D. Vermont Law School
Editorial Board member, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Appointed by Mayor to D.C. Task Force for Business Regulatory Reform (2013-2014)
Colorado – 2006
- Helped write Rapanos v. United States: Searching for a Significant Nexus Using Proximate Causation and Foreseeability Principles, Environmental Law Reporter (December, 2010).
- Contributor to Endangered Species Deskbook, 2nd ed. by Lawrence Liebesman and Rafe Petersen; Environmental Law Institute (2009).
- Wrote chapter on “Creating a Sustainable Law Practice” in Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide, American Bar Association (2009).