Stephen L. Kussner Attorney At Law

Stephen L. Kussner - Attorney at Law


Chair, Real Estate, Development and Finance

T 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5296
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Steve is the chair of real estate, development and finance at GrayRobinson, and he has extensive experience in real estate law, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial properties such as shopping centers, apartment projects, data centers, hospitals, office buildings and subdivisions; and financing, including representation of borrowers and lenders in both conventional loans and securitized loans. He represents developers, institutional lenders and borrowers, commercial landlords and tenants, real estate investment trusts, and title insurance companies. Steve is listed in the Best Lawyers in America.

  • Background

    Steve grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended the University of Florida, graduating with high honors in 1980. That same year he attended the University of Florida Law School, graduating third in his class in 1983. He enjoys spending time in national parks, playing chess and creating puns. 

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.S. (accounting, high honors, 1980)
      • Omicron Delta Kappa
      • Phi Kappa Phi
      • Beta Alpha Psi
      • Florida Golden Key
    • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (high honors, 1983)
      • University of Florida Law Review
      • Order of the Coif
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • American Bar Association
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • The Florida Bar
      • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2004-2006, 2011-2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021
    • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2003-2022
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
    • Tampa Bay Magazine, The Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay
    • Tampa Top Rated Lawyer, Real Estate, 2013