Steven J. Mehlman


2300 Clayton Road, Suite 1350 Concord, CA 94520 800-525-1690

Steven Mehlman is the Managing Partner of our Northern California Business Real Estate Group. Steve has been in practice for over 30 years and has successfully represented business clients and individuals in a wide variety of civil lawsuits in both the California state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. He drafts all types of contracts and transactional documents in his practice areas of real estate and business, drawing on his litigation experience.


  • U.S. District Court for Northern, Eastern and Central California
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • D.C. Circuit and the Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • California Bar, 1980


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Michigan School of Public Policy, Masters Degree
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Political Science and Communications/Public Policy with honors

Professional and Civic Engagement:

  • Education Committee Member, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, National Association of Real Property Managers, Contra Costa/Alameda Chapter
  • Area Director, Toastmasters International
  • Special Olympics of Northern California Tennis Coach
  • Former Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Las Lomas High School
  • Former Speech and Debate Parent Coach, Las Lomas High School
  • Former Chair and Member, Contra Costa County Planning Commission
  • Former Board Member, Save Mount Diablo Land Trust and Chair of Land Committee
  • Former Chair and Member, Walnut Creek Planning Commission
  • Former Chair and Member, Walnut Creek Transportation Commission
  • Former Member, Contra Costa County Transit Authority Citizen's Advisory Committee
  • Former President and Board Member, Heather Farms Homeowners Association


  • Presenter, Legal Update Landlord/Tenant Laws, National Association of Real Property Managers (2016 and 2017)
  • Presenter, California Apartment Association, Resident Issues and Ending the Tenancy (2016)
  • Presenter, Bed Bugs and Affordable Housing Management Association, Annual Conference (2016)
  • Presenter, Institute of Real Estate Management, Medical Marijuana (2016)
  • Presenter, Contra Costa Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Landlord/Tenant Laws Legal Update (2016)
  • Former Associate Professor, California State University East Bay, Paralegal Program


  • Author, "Client Interview" chapter of CEB book "Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation"