President and founding partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Steve's practice encompasses corporate and partnership business transactions, public and private business transactions, acquisitions and mergers, real estate, business and contract transactions.

Steve's experience includes the representation of the ASCENT Corporation, former owner of the Denver Nuggets NBA franchise and the Colorado Avalanche NHL franchise, in connection with the Pepsi Center. In addition, Steve represented the Denver Broncos on the new football stadium. Steven currently represents ISC Corporation on its interest in bringing a NASCAR race to Colorado. 

Steve is actively involved in many political, charitable, and community causes. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Transplant Foundation. He co-authored the book On The List. Steve is a member of the board of trustees for the Anti-Defamation League, Children's Diabetes Foundation, Race to Erase M.S. Foundation, and the Children's Hospital Foundation. Further, he is a board member for Citywide Banks, Denver Health Foundation, Aurora EDC and Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE) and is a Capital Campaign Chair for Denver Hospice. Steve is also a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a fellow of the Colorado and American Bar Foundations. 

Steve served as co-chair and a member of the executive committee of the Host Committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and is a former commissioner on the CU Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity. From 1992 until 1996, he served as a commissioner of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. He was chairman of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer's successful gubernatorial campaigns and was a member of the Site Advisory Committee for the 2000 Democratic National Convention. He served as co-chair for former Governor Bill Owens’ College for Colorado.

Steve's past community involvement includes serving as chairman of the board of trustees of The Rose Health Care Systems, parent company of The Rose Medical Center, and chairman of The Rose Medical Center and the Rose Community Foundation, as well as serving on the board of directors for the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation. He was a member of the board of directors of the Allied Jewish Federation, functioning as campaign chairman in 1984 and 1985 and president in 1986. He served on the board of directors for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation from 1997 to 2003. He also served on the board of trustees for the University of Denver and is immediate past chairman of the executive committee of Colorado Concern. Steve was appointed in 2003 by then Colorado Governor Bill Owens as a member of the Commission of Civil Service Reform.

In 2004, Steve received the Del Hock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice from the University of Colorado School of Law. He is also the 2007 recipient of the Barbara Davis High Hopes Award in recognition for his many contributions to the community and the Children's Diabetes Foundation. In 2008, he was honored as Businessperson of the Year by the Rocky Mountain News.
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Community

Board of Trustees: Anti-Defamation League, Children's Diabetes Foundation, Race to Erase M.S. Foundation, The Children's Hospital Foundation, University of Denver (member, Athletic and Affairs and University Advancement committees)

Board of Directors: Latino Leadership Institute, Colorado Donors Alliance, The Denver Health Foundation Board, Denver Hospice, Colorado Black
Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Choice in Education

Co-Chair, Clinton Global Initiative

Chair, White House Fellowship Program

Co-Chairman of Governors Committee of Colleges in Colorado

Colorado Concern, Executive Committee

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, College of Law Practice Management

Founder, American Transplant Foundation

Denver Exploratory Committee, Future Olympic Winter Games in Colorado, 2011

Education
  • J.D., 1968, University of Colorado Law School, Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.A., 1965, University of Colorado
Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

Court Admissions

    Recognition

    Best Lawyers in America

    Lawyer of the Decade, Law Week Colorado, 2011

    Colorado Super Lawyers, Top 100 in Colorado, 2013-2014

    Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2014

    The Power Book Top Business Newsmaker, Denver Business Journal, 2008-2009

    Rocky Mountain News Businessperson of the Year, 2008

    Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice, University of Colorado School of Law, 2007

    Barbara Davis High Hopes Award, 2007

    Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

    The Mizel Museum’s Community Cultural Enrichment Award, 2005

    Del Hock Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004

    The I Have a Dream Foundation’s Honoree, 2001

    The David Ben-Gurion Centennial Award, 1987 

    2008 Good Karma Award, Denver Business Journal, 2009

    Membership

    American Bar Association

    Colorado Bar Association

    Denver Bar Association

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