Stephen A. Schuller has represented developers, investors and entrepreneurs in all aspects of the acquisition and sale of real estate, oil & gas properties and investments, and other major business assets for more than 35 years. Steve has handled complex financing transactions associated with such acquisitions, leasing (both documentation and enforcement), the planning and zoning process (both the administrative/regulatory level and in judicial and appellate proceedings), and recovery and work-out situations (including disposition of assets in foreclosures and bankruptcies). He regularly appears before local planning commissions and municipal governments, and has successfully obtained the approval of a variety of commercial and mixed-used real estate developments. Clients regularly consult with Steve on real estate acquisition and development issues, as well as specialized topics such as easements and rights of way. In addition, Steve represents international business organizations and individuals establishing operations in Oklahoma, as well as assisting domestic firms in trans-national transactions.
Steve was first listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (for General Practice and Real Estate Law) as a solo practitioner in 1995, and he has been listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, and Land Use and Zoning Law) beginning in 2006.
Steve was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma State University Medical Center Trust, serving on its Long Range Planning Committee, until the Trust was dissolved and the Medical Center transferred to a state agency. He has also been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement System of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, since 1990. He served as one of the Trustees of the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, a public trust authority established by the City of Tulsa, from 2002 to 2011, and was its Chairman in 2006-2007. In 2006, then-Mayor Bill LaFortune selected Steve to serve on the Citizens’ Commission on City Government. In addition, Steve served as a Member of the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee from 1991 to 1994.
Areas of Concentration
Banking and Financial Institutions
Energy, Oil & Gas
Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy