Steven R. Parson is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

Steven assists developers, lenders and borrowers in real estate acquisition, development, construction and sale, commercial leasing, lending and high-profile loan workouts and foreclosures. He represents national and local developers, national lending institutions, public and private entities and individuals in a full range of sophisticated matters involving regional shopping malls, office buildings, retail centers, large-scale residential communities, project financing, multi-state real estate loans, and loan syndications.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Steven has been consistently recognized by his peers and rating services as a top real estate lawyer. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 and in South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers in America” as well as Florida Super Lawyers since 2006.



  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
    • Article and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., with high distinction, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Fellow, The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Legislative Review Committee, Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers, 1998-present
  • Chancellor, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and School

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Practice Areas


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent 
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate, 2011-2024
    • Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate Law, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 through 2021
  • South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2006 through 2016
  • Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite, 2005, 2006
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • "Top Lawyer," Jupiter Magazine, 2022
  • Palm Beach Illustrated, "Top Lawyer," 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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