Manos, Martin & Pergram Co., LPA

Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Stephen D. Martin

Stephen D. Martin smartin@mmpdlaw.com

Steve Martin, who directs the firm's Real Estate and Business practice groups, provides services to clients doing business and commercial transactions, real estate transactions, business and real estate financing, rezoning and development, construction projects, and forming or restructuring businesses or real estate projects. Steve has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.

Steve was born in Paducah, Kentucky, in 1947, and obtained his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College in 1969. Prior to receiving his degree from Capital University School of Law in 1973, he was the recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, elected to Order of the Curia, and ranked first in his class.

Admitted to practice before all courts in Ohio, Steve is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He has appeared, by pro hac vice admission, for the purposes of a single case, in the United States District Courts for Minnesota, the Southern District of Indiana, the Western District of Michigan, and the Northern District of Florida.

Steve is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation. He was included in Columbus C.E.O. magazine's Special Section: "Top Lawyers" in the practice areas of contracts, real estate, and zoning, planning and land use.

Steve has served as a lecturer at continuing legal education seminars presented by the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio CLE Institute, the Lorman Education Center, the National Business Institute, and the University of Michigan's Institute for Law Firm Management.

Steve and his wife, Deborah, who is a former Delaware County Commissioner, reside in Delaware and are active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Steve serves, pro bono (no charge), as counsel for Mainstreet Delaware, the Community Foundation of Delaware County, and the Strand Theatre and Cultural Arts Association. He was the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year in 2008.