Steven Polhamus is an associate in the Real Estate and Redevelopment groups at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Mr. Polhamus represents real estate developers, redevelopers, property owners, municipalities, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate and redevelopment transactions. He assists in drafting entity formation documents, purchase and sale agreements, and completing various other property due diligence tasks on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Polhamus is well versed in facilitating commercial closings, appraising title commitments and navigating lender loan documents to best suit client needs and capacity. In addition to representing buyers and sellers of commercial property, he is also skilled in representing landlords on various lease and property management-related issues.

Drawing on the firm’s extensive experience in the area, Mr. Polhamus regularly represents solar energy providers and hosts in connection with the development of net-metered and community solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, with a focus on representing New Jersey public schools. In connection with solar and other distributed energy projects, Mr. Polhamus, on behalf of power providers and off-takers, drafts and negotiates power purchase agreements (PPAs), rooftop leases, and associated contracts relating to access rights. He often serves as local counsel to national lenders regarding project eligibility and compliance with NJBPU renewable energy requirements, including the solar renewable energy certificate (SREC) program and the Transition Incentive (TI) program.

Prior to joining Wilentz, Mr. Polhamus completed a clerkship for the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, Assignment Judge of the Mercer County Vicinage in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Polhamus earned his law degree at Rutgers Law School in 2018, where he served as an Editor of the Rutgers Law Record and a Fellow of the Federal Tax Law Clinic. Mr. Polhamus earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 2012 and is admitted to practice in New Jersey.