Steven P. Katkov

Minnesota Attorney Steve Katkov

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For over two decades, Steve Katkov has been an attorney, businessman and business advisor to CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and real estate professionals.

Steve’s legal experience includes intellectual property, real estate, banking, tax, and general corporate law.

He has participated in several technology and real estate development successes in his career and advises developers and entrepreneurs on a variety of issues and opportunities, often serving as outside general counsel to established and emerging companies.

Steve has worked in both private law firms and as in-house counsel for private and public companies on land use, real estate transactional matters, and tax-advantaged investments.

He has made over 50 professional presentations, locally and nationally, among diverse audiences of CEOs, business owners, and strategic partners. He is a sought-after speaker for attorneys, accountants, brokers, realtors, financial planners, and other professional groups on business law, Section 1031 exchanges, entrepreneurship, real estate law, and related tax law.

Primary Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota State District Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota State Bar
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications & Selected Presentations

  • “Build-to-Suit Reverse 1031 Exchanges” (with Luis Belmonte). Annual Conference, Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Las Vegas (Sept. 2011)
  • “Mineral Rights as Replacement Properties under Section 1031.” Annual Conference, Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Las Vegas (Oct. 2010)
  • “The Ins and Outs of Tax-Deferred Construction Exchanges.” Minnesota Society of CPAs, Construction & Real Estate Conference, Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 2008)
  • “Selecting the Right Form of Ownership for Real Estate Investments.” Minnesota Land Title Association, Annual Convention (Aug. 2008)
  • “Real Estate Exchanges.” St. Paul Area Association and Western Wisconsin Realtors Associations, St. Paul, Minnesota (May 2007)
  • “Entity Selection.” Annual Conference, Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Las Vegas (Oct. 2006)
  • “What is ‘Like-Kind’ for §1031 Purposes?” Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Section (May 2006)
  • “The Tax-Deferred Improvement Exchange Under Section 1031 of the IRS Code.” Published in The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine (Nov. 2006)
  • “Entity Selection: A Trap for the Unwary?” 53rd Annual Tax and Management Seminar, Indiana Society of Public Accountants, Indianapolis (Oct. 2005)
  • “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Cell Phone and Cell Phone Technology.” Business Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association (May 2004)
  • “General Collection Remedies & Special Child Support Procedures.” 16th Annual Family Law Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association (Apr. 1995)

Professional Associations

  • Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Federation of Exchange Accommodators
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Approved Instructor, Real Estate Education, State of South Dakota
  • Approved Instructor and Coordinator, Real Estate Education, State of Minnesota

Pro Bono, Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Adjunct Real Estate Law Instructor, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
  • Adjunct Business Law Instructor, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
  • Treasurer and Board Member, Women’s Council of Realtors® (Twin Cities Chapter)
  • Leadership TwinWest, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
  • Youth Football Coach, Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association
  • Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse Official, Minnesota State High School League
  • Board Member, Edina A Better Chance
  • Board Member, Urban Homeworks


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor of Law
    • Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Inequality
  • Arizona State University, Master of Science in Justice Studies
  • Macalester College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Joined Firm

  • 2013

Past Experience

  • First American Title Insurance Company, Santa Ana, California
  • T-Mobile USA, Bellevue, Washington
  • Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • Certified Spinning® instructor (STAR Level 3)
  • Road cycling
  • Hunting, fishing & camping
  • Computer and internet technology
  • Music

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Hall of Fame, City of St. Louis Park, Parks and Recreation
  • Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

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