Throughout his professional career, Steve Kaplan has participated in the negotiation of complicated public-private partnerships from several different perspectives: as a client, as counsel to a municipality, and as a representative of the United States government.  Steve specifically focuses on public-private partnerships in the redevelopment of publicly owned property and the structuring of such redevelopment projects involving public financing for infrastructure.  He also is actively working on major transit-oriented development projects and with airports interested in airport-related commercial development, both on- and off-airport.

Steve was the General Counsel of the United States Department of Transportation from 1993 through 1995, with responsibility for advising and representing the Department and its various agencies, including—among others—the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Steve also served for seven years as the City Attorney of Denver, Colorado.  He was actively involved in negotiations which led to the development of Denver International Airport, the Colorado Convention Center, and the governance structure and financing for Denver’s Major League Baseball stadium.