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Steven Hammond represents real estate clients in transactional and litigation matters.

He offers transactional services in the leasing, sale, acquisition, financing, and development of office, residential, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects. Steven has represented clients in complex development transactions involving inclusionary-housing credit swaps with affordable housing developers, and with respect to entitlement of projects facing community opposition.

With respect to the formation of limited liability companies for real estate and renewable energy projects, Steven has significant experience in drafting and negotiating operating agreements. He manages the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and has represented numerous parties in the negotiation and drafting of leases for office, retail, and industrial uses.

Steven handles litigation for clients in matters including land use and zoning disputes, easement disputes, breach of contract, business fraud, co-owner disputes, landlord-tenant, condominium, and tenancy-in-common.


J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2001
B.A., Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1992, Economics


Board Member, Sunset Youth Services


Member, California Bar Association

Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

Member, Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court

State Bar Licenses



  • Presenter, “What Every San Francisco Practitioner Needs to Know about Unpermitted Units,” The Bar Association of San Francisco Real Property Section, October 17, 2017
  • Author, “Wrongful eviction insurance: more important than ever,” Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute News, Volume 18/Issue 6, June 2016