Drawing on his 20+ years of experience, Stefan is committed to achieving the most favorable results for his clients in all states of the investment cycle. His representations commence with assisting developers with the permitting process and incorporating the enforcement rights of creditors’ distressed assets.
Stefan holds an undergraduate degree in urban planning and began his career as a land use planner for both public and private sector clients in 2001. His practice area includes the representation of clients in rezonings, variances, wetzonings/liquor license permitting, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), environmental permitting, and eminent domain. In his efforts to protect his clients during the ups and downs of the real estate cycle, Stefan applies his litigation experience to negotiate loan workouts and liquidate distressed assets, including foreclosure and bankruptcy. He also has extensive experience in debt collection. With far more than a decade of experience as an attorney, corporate and individual clients rely on Stefan for his collaborative approach and good judgment to help them achieve their goals.
In addition to his land use and creditor rights work, Stefan also practices in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law. Stefan has personal experience with surrogacy and now helps other intended parents create their very own families. While many countries and even some states prohibit surrogacy, Florida is a surrogacy-friendly state. Stefan understands the legal complexities surrounding surrogacy and is well versed in the drafting of surrogacy contracts.
Born and raised in Germany, Stefan moved to the United States, where he pursued his passion for law and obtained his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Stefan’s vital courtroom experience includes having successfully litigated highly contested cases in both U.S. Federal Court and State Court, while working for a large, national law firm representing a variety of secured and unsecured creditors.
Outside of the office, Stefan enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his husband and twin boys, who were born via surrogacy.