Steven L. Owen - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Steven L. Owen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Steve is a member of the firm’s Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy Services Practice Group.  He is known for his strong mediation and dispute resolution skills which help him efficiently facilitate terms of transactions, conflicts, etc.

Admitted to practice before all Michigan courts and before the U.S. District Court for Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. Steve also serves as a Commercial Case Evaluator for Ingham County where as a panel member he helps determine settlement values for pending commercial cases.

Steve's passion for teaching and sharing his understanding of the law has included all areas of his practice. In addition to providing advice to clients, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School since 1990 where he has taught:

  • Secured Transactions.
  • Mortgages and Land Contracts.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Modern Real Estate Transactions.

Committed to the Lansing community, Steve is very involved.  He is a member of the Lansing Rotary Club and sits on the Board of Directors for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sparrows Nest, Love & Respect, and Salt & Light Global. Steve serves as a member of the Trinity Church Board of Elders. In addition to his work on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Steve serves on the Chamber's Economic Club Committee and is the Chamber's Legal Counsel.

Additional Information

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Experience Representative Matters
  • Documentation of numerous real estate and asset secured commercial loans for regional banks.
  • Real estate and operations counsel to some of Michigan's largest credit unions, allowing those institutions to expand their business and their branch offices.
  • Primary drafter of the Michigan "Savings Bank Act."
  • Incorporator of a number of charitable, non-profit corporations including churches.
Michigan State UniversityBA 1973University of Notre Dame Law SchoolJ.D. 1976

Office Location

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Lansing Metro Area
Steven L. Owen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Real Estate Law