Stephen (Steve) Boyett is of counsel with DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP. His areas of practice cover a range of corporate and real estate matters, including commercial, residential and energy-related real estate issues involving acquisition, disposition, land use, construction, lending and finance, development and leasing. Steve also has significant experience in sports facility development, leasing and finance in both the professional and collegiate spaces. Additionally, Steve advises clients in corporate formation, compliance matters and governance best practices.
Prior to joining DuFour Conapinski Ha LLP full time, Steve was a Senior Attorney Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law offering, developing California and New York real estate materials designed to assist lawyers in the efficient and comprehensive practice of real estate law. He was the Leasing Committee lead, tasked with guiding the work of the committee in developing landlord, tenant, and property manager guides and form agreements, as well as the What’s Market leasing editor, overseeing the publication of market guidance for attorneys negotiating commercial leases nationwide. Steve spent time as an attorney consultant to Foley & Lardner LLP, working with the sports industry team on stadium finance and development transactions for public and private entities.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Steve began his career with Foley & Lardner’s real estate and finance practice groups, as well as the sports and energy industry teams. Steve previously worked at Cornerstone Real Estate Funds (now Sentio Healthcare Properties and owned by Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors, L.P.) and for Judge Joan Kessler of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I. Steve is licensed to practice in California and Wisconsin.
In their free time, Steve and his husband Jon spend as much time as possible with their nephews and niece. When they are not with their extended family, Steve lends a hand to further Jon’s endeavors as an independent filmmaker.
Steve was recently selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® list, an award reserved for the top 2.5% of California attorneys under the age of 40, as nominated by their peers.
Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude)
California State University – Long Beach (B.A.)
LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE
Foley & Lardner LLP
Cornerstone Real Estate Funds
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I (law clerk)