W. Gregory Steube

Attorney

wgsteube@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

A lifelong Florida resident and former member of the U.S. Army Jag Corps, Greg Steube is an attorney in the Firm’s Government Law and Real Estate practice groups. Greg focuses his practice in the areas of Federal Government Relations Consulting, Local Government Consulting and Real Estate Law and brings a unique understanding and perspective of government law at the local, state and federal levels.

Greg also has extensive experience in real estate matters — both real estate transactions and real estate litigation. Greg’s transactional real estate practice ranges from business, commercial and residential contracts and closings to leases, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction and foreclosure litigation. Greg also handles lien litigation and real estate matters on behalf of condo associations and homeowners associations.

Greg is an active member of our Federal Government Relations team headquartered in our Washington, DC, office, assisting clients with their needs at the federal level. He provides strategic interface between government relations clients from Florida and DC as well as insight and communication with the critically important Florida congressional delegation.

An elected member of the Florida Senate, Greg serves Senate District 23, which includes Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Born and raised in Bradenton, he serves as Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Vice Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee, as well as a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Regulated Industries Committee, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax and the Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight. Prior to serving in the Florida Senate, Greg served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives from 2010-2016, representing Florida House district 73.  

At the local government level, Greg handles municipal issues such as growth management, government in Sunshine Law, transportation and infrastructure issues. Greg navigates local government entities through the complexities of the issues they face on a daily basis such as procurement and bid protests, administrative law and proceedings, ethics and election issues, and the array of public records laws. He is also experienced in issues relating to creating public private partnerships to assist local governments with public works projects using private funding.

As a member of the firm’s Public Private Partnership (P3) team, which provides legal and consulting services to local governments that are interested in developing public projects with private funding and private companies seeking partnerships with local governments, he sponsored the P3 legislation passed in the 2013 Legislative Session. The law has improved opportunities for successful P3 projects throughout Florida. Greg is well-versed in the nuances of the law and has insights and knowledge of its key provisions (i.e. unsolicited proposal, funding mechanisms). 

Greg served in the US Army JAG Corps, and served on active duty in the Army for over four years. He served as criminal Trial Counsel, Chief of Detainee Operations, Legal Assistance Attorney, and Administrative law Attorney as a Captain in the JAG Corps.

As a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Agricultural Law, Greg has a unique understanding of Florida agricultural and all matters related to farm and ranch agriculture. Greg has an understanding of production agriculture unlike most attorneys in Florida and can assist any production agricultural based industry or business including natural resource based industries with their complex and unique legal needs while also understanding their business.

 

Greg is active in several professional and community organizations including:

  • Manatee County Bar Association 
  • Sarasota County Bar Association 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars 
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance 
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame 
  • Goodwill Veterans Task Force 
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Board of Advisors 
  • Florida Cattlemen’s Association 
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 
  • Florida Farm Bureau
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Education
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.S., with honors minor in Agricultural Law