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Stephen K. Butler

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Steve Butler is the head of the firm's land use department. Prior to joining the firm in 1992, he was for many years the Chief Deputy and then Assistant Sonoma County Counsel in charge of the land use section. While there, he was responsible for the legal work in developing and implementing the County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

Since 1992, in his practice with the firm, Mr. Butler represents national and local developers, ranchers, farmers, wineries and individuals in land use matters. He has led teams of professionals in securing approvals for shopping centers, resorts, wineries, multi- and single-family residential projects, golf courses, surface mining operations and other business ventures.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

  • California, 1977