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Steven (Steve) L. Pfeiffer



Firmwide Chair, Land Use Practice

Steve Pfeiffer is a partner in the firm's Real Estate & Land Use practice. He focuses on land use, natural resource law and real estate development, and his representation includes the full spectrum of development interests including office, retail industry, institutional and resort.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Portland "Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year," 2010, 2014, 2015 
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America's Leading Real Estate Lawyers," 2005 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - Present: Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use & Zoning 
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2006 - present

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, Vice Chair/Chairman, 1995 - 2001
  • Portland Planning Commission, 1985 - 1991
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Parks, Oregon Chapter, Board Member, 1998 - 2006
  • Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Government Law, Real Estate & Land Use Sections
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member

Related Employment

  • Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR,  Partner


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Lewis & Clark College, B.S., cum laude, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon


Chambers Ranked