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 40 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.


  • California Bar, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2001
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2015
  • D.C. Circuit and the Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals, 1981


  • 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 highest honors

Professional and Civic Engagement:

  • Member, Concord, Walnut Creek and Lafayette Chambers of Commercie
  • Member, National Association of Real Property Managers, Contra Costa/Alameda Chapter
  • Club Offices and former Division 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 (2016-2019)
  • Presenter, Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors, California Apartment Association (2018, 2019)
  • Panelist, In the Aftermath of Disaster and Force Majeure, Institute of Real Estate Management (2018)
  • Presenter, Bed Bugs, Affordable Housing Management Association, Annual Conference (2016)
  • Presenter, Medical Marijuana, Institute of Real Estate Management (2016)
  • Presenter, Real Estate Section, Landlord/Tenant Laws Legal Update, Contra Costa Bar Association (2016)
  • Former Associate Professor, California State University East Bay, Paralegal Program
  • Presenter, The Basics of Real Property: Neighbor Remedies, Continuing Education of the Bar (2019)


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