Steven Owens

Steven Owens’ practice focuses on complex commercial and real estate litigation.  He has practiced in state and federal courts, handling breach of contract, defamation, eminent domain, negligence, misrepresentation, trespass and fraud matters.

In addition to his general commercial litigation practice—which involves disputes covering a wide range of business-related litigation issues—Steven has acted as the lead associate in several high-profile cases in multiple states involving defamation claims and anti-SLAPP issues at both the trial and appellate court level.

Steven also has experience with disputes involving land use, real property and construction issues, including disputes involving statutory eminent domain and inverse condemnation, title matters (including lien and ownership priority), easements, encroachments, adverse possession, and condominium and cooperative disputes.

He also has experience with suits involving governmental entities at the state, local and federal levels, addressing issues such as Jones Act and Customs violations, ultra vires conduct, mandamus relief, ad valorem property taxes, and sovereign immunity.