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02.22.2019 Firm News

Williams Mullen Strengthens Real Estate Practice with Addition of Steve Romine in Hampton Roads

Williams Mullen is pleased to welcome Steve Romine to the firm as a partner in the Finance and Real Estate Section. Mr. Romine joins Williams Mullen from LeClairRyan, where he led its Real Estate Industry Team for over a decade. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate, land use, financing and business matters.

Over the past 38 years, Mr. Romine has represented national lenders in multi-state financing transactions; navigated the zoning approval process for telecommunications carriers, energy companies and utilities; and helped obtain land use and development approvals for various hotel chains, an international convenience store operator and other national retailers. He also has represented clients in the acquisition and financing of large commercial developments.

“Steve has been deeply ingrained in the Hampton Roads real estate industry for years,” Finance & Real Estate Section Chair John Mercer said. “His involvement with several notable projects in Hampton Roads speaks for itself, and we’re thrilled to add someone with his experience to our group.”

Mr. Romine is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2006-present). He is a former chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Real Property Section and a former president of the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Hampton Roads Chamber and is a member of its Regional Executive Committee. In 2016, the chamber named him its “Volunteer of the Year.”

Mr. Romine earned his J.D., M.B.A. and B.A. from the University of Richmond.

He is the second real estate partner hired by Williams Mullen in February. Lori Schweller also joined the firm in Charlottesville.