Stephen O'Connell

Stephen W. O’Connell


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New York Law School, JD, magna cum laude

State University of New York at Oneonta, BS

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


New York State Bar Association – Real Property Division

Westchester County Bar Association

Advisory Board of the Training Institute for Mental Health, Chairman

Stephen W. O’Connell

Steve joined the firm as a partner in July of 2021 after serving as the managing partner of the NY office and head of real estate of an AMLAW 200 national law firm for ten years.

He practices in the areas of transactional real estate, real estate financing, contracts and corporate law, including joint ventures and limited liability companies. His concentration lies in the areas of commercial and residential building purchases and sales, commercial leasing, cooperative and condominium law, mortgage financing, and construction and access agreements.

A representative listing of Steve’s clients includes high net worth individuals, real estate investors, developers and sponsors, cooperative and condominium boards, and commercial tenants and lenders. A significant part of his practice includes building purchases and sales and commercial leasing in and around New York City.

His talent as a diplomatic negotiator has served him well and enables him to mediate disputes among disagreeing partners as well as craft settlements of contested issues. In the event that any of his clients need to resolve a dispute through litigation, Steve works closely with the litigators to help manage the process in an efficient manner.

Steve is, and has been over the years, included in the Super Lawyers directory among the best attorneys as selected by peers and independent research.

Steve presently serves on the Advisory Board of the Training Institute for Mental Health, an organization dedicated to providing low-cost therapeutic care and education.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association.

When he’s not in the office you can find him on the tennis courts, on the slopes or looking for his ball on the golf course.


New York Metro Super Lawyers – Real Estate: Business (2008, 2010-2021)

Media Mentions

SGR Attorneys Named to 2020 New York-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Did You Know?

The first time Steve was on an airplane, he jumped out. Luckily it was planned and there was a parachute on his back.