Clients tell me they appreciate my business-oriented approach and my propensity to seek practical resolutions. In my interactions with clients I always emphasize responsiveness, attentiveness, timeliness, and communication because that helps us achieve better results. I take pride in my work ethic and commitment to efficiency, which pays off for clients.
With a focus on commercial lending, Stephen Strohschein provides advice in many lending areas, including real estate, floor plan, asset-based, and small business lenders. He litigates loan issues and handles workouts, foreclosures, collections, and bankruptcy matters. As an adviser who cultivates and maintains client confidence, Steve also guides companies and institutions in their lending transactions, structures, and loan documentation. Recently, a significant part of Steve’s practice has centered on automotive wholesale finance matters. He enjoys the challenging, engaging nature of that work and the complexity of each deal in that area.
Practicing in both federal and state courts in Louisiana and throughout the Southeast, Steve understands the dynamics of and the interplay among various jurisdictions. He frequently litigates commercial lending issues that end in insolvency, and he draws on his expansive knowledge base of the implications of collections, defaults, workouts, and bankruptcy in both backend and frontend situations. This experience informs all aspects of his counsel for clients, including loan origination, where he is always vigilant about properly structuring and documenting loans from their inception.
In both the litigation and transactional sides of his practice Steve finds it gratifying to take on a matter and piece the puzzle together to make a deal come to fruition or to maximize a client’s returns.
Steve is qualified by the American Board of Certification as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable LeRoy Smallenberger, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana.