As a real estate development attorney and a former general counsel for community and regional banks, Steve LaSota is well-versed in handling a wide variety of commercial transactions. With over 15 years of experience, Steve has handled extensive work in retail financial services and advised developers and lenders on nearly every aspect of commercial and residential real estate development and disposition.
Steve works with businesses in a variety of industries on general corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, complex contract drafting and negotiation, and risk management strategies. His previous experience includes counseling regional and community banks through multi-million dollar mergers, handling corporate governance issues, and launching multiple new lines of business.
A former vice president and general counsel to community and regional banks across the Southeast, Steve is highly experienced in handling complicated financial transactions for both borrowers and lenders. He understands the complicated regulatory framework that informs the financial services industry, and provides risk management and regulatory compliance counsel to clients of all sizes. Steve also represents borrowers and lenders in complex distressed asset workouts and dispositions.
Steve works with real estate owners, developers, and institutional investors on office, retail, hospitality, and industrial development projects, including acquisitions, development, dispositions, and leases. He drafts and negotiates purchase agreements, lease agreements, financing instruments, and all other related documents.
Director & Board Member, Camp Ridgecrest Alumni & Friends, Inc.
Panelist, COVID-19 Legal Webinar Series, North Carolina Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Webinar, April 2020
Aut invenium viam aut facium (“I shall either find a way or I shall make one.”)
- attributed to Hannibal when told it was impossible to cross the Alps by elephant.
I’m consistently inspired by history’s great accomplishments and the pursuit of excellence. But no meaningful accomplishments occur in isolation. By cultivating relationships with my family, friends, colleagues, and clients, incredible accomplishments not only become possible, they become meaningful – and a whole lot more fun.