Steven A. Schumeister


Minneapolis Lawyer Steven Schumeister

Steven A. Schumeister


Immediate Past Managing Partner
Member of Executive Board
Minneapolis Lawyer Steven Schumeister


  • Practice focuses on commercial real estate, corporate and real estate finance and includes the representation of national and regional developers and tenants, lenders, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, individuals and other entities.
  • Transactions include 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 drafting of reciprocal easement agreements.
  • Member of the Robins Kaplan LLP Diversity Committee.
  • Heads the Robins Kaplan LLP Private Foundation

Super Lawyers Steve Schumeister
  • Recipient of “Minnesota ICON Award” by Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer (2023)
  • Recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Minnesota State Bar Association (2023)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2024 editions)
  • Recognized as “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell (2022-2023)
  • Named a "Minnesota Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2011-2013)
  • 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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