Steven A. Schumeister


Steven A. Schumeister


Managing Partner;
Member of Executive Board


  • Practice focuses on commercial real estate, corporate and real estate finance and includes the representation of national and regional developers and tenants, lenders, pension fiduciaries, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, individuals and other entities.
  • Transactions include asset based lending, commercial real estate lending, acquisitions, sales, leases, and participation loans.
  • Has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate, including industrial, retail, office, multifamily, and hotel transactions.
  • Practice includes the negotiation, documentation and closing of complex financing, acquisition, development, leasing, and sale transactions.
  • Experience includes structuring of acquisition and financing transactions, acquisition of complex debt transactions, drafting and negotiation of acquisition and financing documents, development and exclusivity restrictions, evaluation and resolution of site, development, and environmental issues, and drafting of reciprocal easement agreements.
  • Member of the Robins Kaplan LLP Diversity Committee.
  • Heads the Robins Kaplan LLP Private Foundation

  • Named a "Minnesota Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2011-2013)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2021 editions)
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Legal Rights Center, Director and Past President
  • Fund for the Legal Aid Society, Director and Past Chair
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Board Member
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (1976)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A.
Professional Associations
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks
  • Frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education courses
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