Steven Serio is a results-oriented attorney and has a reputation of spearheading complicated transactions from start-to-finish in an organized, detailed, and efficient manner. His methodical approach to negotiation helps his clients accomplish their most important objectives.
Steven is a partner in our Business Section, and he represents a diverse group of business clients, both big and small, including real estate developers, landlords, commercial tenants, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and lenders. His practice includes all aspects of real estate development – acquisitions and sales of commercial retail properties, office buildings, apartment complexes, mixed-use town centers, and industrial properties; commercial leasing for landlords and tenants; condominium development; and commercial loan transactions. Steven has significant experience negotiating CMBS financings and non-recourse loans. He also counsels clients in the areas of commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law.
He is a licensed title insurance producer and Vice President of Commercial Title Agency, L.L.C. As an authorized agent of First American Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Steven is able to handle title insurance matters of all sizes in any commercial real estate transaction.
He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
- J.D., cum laude, from American University's Washington College of Law,2005
- Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review
- B.B.A. in Accounting, cum laude, from University of Notre Dame, 2000
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
- Frequent speaker at National Business Institute seminars in the areas of real estate and mergers and acquisitions
- Frequent speaker at M&A and real estate skills courses at Loyola University’s College of Law
- Ambassador Town Center, a 425,000 square foot retail center in Lafayette, Louisiana to be anchored by Costco Wholesale, including the acquisition, construction financing, title work, and implementation of an $11,000,000 PILOT incentive program for infrastructure and site improvements.
- Mid-City Market, a 107,000 square-foot Winn-Dixie anchored shopping center on Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, involving the acquisition, construction financing, and all title-related work.
- Fremaux Town Center, an 80 acre retail center anchored by Kohls, Best Buy, Dick’s and Dillard’s; the transaction involved the buyout of the original developer group through a stock purchase, a joint venture agreement between Stirling Properties and CBL Properties, as well as the construction financing and title work.
- Numerous CMBS refinancings of shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, and multi-family apartment complexes throughout Louisiana.
- Pan American Life Building in New Orleans, Louisiana, acquisition and permanent financing.
- Rouses Markets’ negotiated acquisition of over 20 A&P and Sav-A-Center grocery stores in Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Ashton Manor Assisted Care Living Facility, acquisition and construction financing.