Steve M. Goldstein represents closely held businesses and physician practices, providing advice on real estate, corporate, contract, and transactional issues.


  • Harvard University, J.D., cum laude 1986
  • University of Arizona, B.A., with honors and highest distinction 1983

Community Leadership

  • Hillel at Arizona State University: President 2015-2020; Board of Directors 2013-present
  • Valley Beit Midrash: Start Me Up Advisory Committee
  • Congregation Or Chadash/Or Tzion: Board of Directors 2002-2016; President 2008-2012
  • Jewish Tuition Organization: Board of Directors 2007-2012; Chair 2008-2010
  • Valley First Community Bank: Board of Directors 2001-2007
  • Institute for Health Professions Education: Board of Directors; President 2002-2004
  • City of Scottsdale: Judicial Appointments Advisory Board 2000-2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1986

Honors & Awards

  • AV-Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year“: Corporate Law, Scottsdale, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Health Care Law (2008-present); Corporate Law (2015-present); Real Estate Law (2022-present)
  • Super Lawyers: Health Care Law (2020-present)
  • Leading Lawyer Award, The Ambulatory M&A Advisor (2015)
  • “2013 Top Rated Lawyers,” Real Estate Law, The American Lawyer
  • Top Lawyers List (Healthcare Law), AzBusiness (2013)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona: Real Property Section, Business Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers: Board of Directors, Past President
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

Representative Cases & Matters


  • Represented a major public employee retirement system in the purchase, leasing work and subsequent sale, for more than $100 million, of a high-rise office tower in Phoenix
  • Represented the owner of a high-rise office tower in central Phoenix in more than 60 lease transactions
  • Represented the owner of a large office complex in Phoenix in more than 30 lease transactions
  • Represented a major software company in the lease and subsequent acquisition of its corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, as well as in leasing work arising out of mergers throughout the country
  • Represent a major Phoenix-based commercial real estate development firm in numerous office acquisitions, sales and lease transactions, including purchase of a multi-tower office complex in Phoenix and a multi-building office complex in Scottsdale
  • Represented numerous clients on the tenant side of office lease transactions, including medical office leases


  • Represented a major U.S. industrial development company in the development and sale of more than one million square feet of industrial property, including financing, leasing to a single user, and joint venture transactions
  • Represented numerous clients in the purchase, sale, development and leasing of industrial properties throughout the United States


  • Represent landlord in the leasing of large retail center in development (80-100 leases)
  • Represented a national pool supply company in tenant leasing work
  • Represent a pizza restaurant chain in leasing and real estate acquisitions
  • Represented numerous clients in tenant lease transactions, including restaurants, shopping mall stores, stand-alone retail projects


  • Represented parties in virtually all types of real estate transactions, including the purchase and development of a mixed-use retail project in Scottsdale; numerous vacant land sales and purchases; sales and acquisitions of multi-family housing projects; ground leases; easement transactions; and disputes