Steven M. Lutz is a partner in the firm’s Business Practice Section. Steve advises clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on emerging business creation, business mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and business counseling. As part of his representation of businesses and their owners, a large part of his practice is dedicated to litigating commercial and business matters before state and federal courts as well as state agencies. Those matters include complex contract disputes, real estate disputes, closely-held corporate shareholder matters, creditor’s rights issues, construction contract and lien disputes, secured transactions, non-compete agreements, financing and foreclosure matters, and bankruptcy matters. He also advises and represents business clients from small, family-owned businesses, to multi-million dollar organizations in a broad spectrum of commercial and business transactions and contract negotiations of all types, reorganizations and restructuring, dissolutions, shareholder agreements, succession planning, and ownership structures. Steve also provides individualized legal services including general estate planning and estate administration.