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Stephen A. Schuller

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

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.

Steve is conversationally fluent in German.

Additional Information

Areas of Concentration

Real Estate

Governmental Relations

Banking and Financial Institutions

Corporate Finance

Energy, Oil & Gas

Business Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy

Wind Energy

Northwestern UniversityBA 1973University of TulsaJ.D. 1976
Employees Retirement System of Tulsa County, Oklahoma Board of TrusteesTulsa Title and Probate Lawyers AssociationOklahoma Bar AssociationTulsa County Bar Association

Case History

Recent Experience

The Organization of a group of property owners for the development of their property in Downtown Tulsa for the construction of a national-franchise hotel, including the organization of the development company, and the negotiation of all development contracts and ancillary arrangements.

Negotiation of a sanitary sewer construction and development agreement between an international service company (the client) and a local municipality, and the preparation of the pertinent documents, with the contemporaneous negotiation of the de-annexation of the client's property from a neighboring municipality as a prerequisite to the annexation of the client's property into the other municipality, and the preparation of all annexation/de-annexation agreements.

Securing the approval of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and the City of Tulsa for re-zoning and a Planned Unit Development for a major multi-city convenience store operator's new store development.

Office Location

ONEOK Plaza, Suite 1100
100 West Fifth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103-4217
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Tulsa Metro Area
Stephen A. Schuller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male