Stephen M. Kessler

Director of Title Operations and Senior CounselStephen M. Kessler

A trusted, creative, experienced and hard-working business partner to his clients, Steve comes to The Danneman Firm after a long and successful career working for large law firms and international corporations, including a national title insurance underwriter. He brings to the firm his broad experience in commercial real estate law, title expertise and business transactions to manage and resolve issues for his clients, in an efficient and time sensitive manner. With a diverse background in all areas of real estate law, Steve represented large and small companies, government agencies and institutions in financings, development and acquisitions, Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions, leasing and zoning and land use. A member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, Steve resides just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he is an amateur folk and bluegrass musician and is the co-founder of the South Jersey Acoustic Roots Music Society.

Public Service:

Member, Board of Directors, Goodwill of Delaware – 2010-2015

Member, Board of Directors – Girls Inc. – 2012-2015


Adjunct Professor, Legal Methods – Widener Law School

Landlord Tenant Law – How to Prosper in the New Market – Seminar – 9/23/15

Top 8 Title Defects Cured – Seminar – 12/10/13

Commercial Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions – Seminar – 11/12/13

Landlord Tenant Law in Delaware – An Overview – Seminar – 7/11/13

Commercial Leasing: Legal Pitfalls – Seminar – 9/16/13

Advanced Issues in Real Estate Transactions – Seminar – 10/2/12


Rutgers Law School, Juris Doctor – 2003

Research Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal

Muhlenberg College, B.A.; High Honors in History – 2000

Bar Membership:



New Jersey