Steve Romine focuses his practice on commercial real estate, land use, financing and business matters. He routinely serves as counsel for individual and institutional owners, developers, financial institutions, telecommunications companies and utilities in commercial transactions. His experience includes entity formation, acquisition, financing, land use approval, zoning, restructuring, leasing and environmental compliance. Over the past 38 years, Steve 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 national hotel chains, convenience stores and other retailers. He also has represented clients in the acquisition and financing of large commercial developments.

Steve Romine focuses his practice on commercial real estate, land use, financing and business matters. He routinely serves as counsel for individual and institutional owners, developers, financial institutions, telecommunications companies and utilities in commercial transactions. His experience includes entity formation, acquisition, financing, land use approval, zoning, restructuring, leasing and environmental compliance.

Over the past 38 years, Steve 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 national hotel chains, convenience stores and other retailers. He also has represented clients in the acquisition and financing of large commercial developments.

Steve has published numerous articles on commercial real estate issues; served as an adjunct professor on land use law at two law schools; and lectured frequently on real estate law.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2006-present). Steve has also been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers for Land Use/Zoning Law (2012-2018) and has been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine for Real Estate/Land Use (2004, 2007, 2009-2011) and Environmental Law (2015, 2018). In 2014, Virginia Lawyers Weekly named him among its Leaders in the Law.

Steve 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. He previously served as chair of its Sports Commission and Virginia Beach Division. In 2015, Steve was named the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s “Volunteer of the Year.”

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

  • Represented various national lenders in multi-state financing transactions.
  • Handled numerous zoning approvals for major FCC licensed telecommunications carriers across eastern and central Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Structured and obtained approvals for several large-scale power plants for a major utility.
  • Negotiated acquisition and financing of numerous commercial developments.
  • Managed and obtained land use approvals for national developer in expansion of retail stores across Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Obtained land use and development approvals for national hotel chain expanding in eastern Virginia.