Steve Kalogeras is a Senior Attorney with Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP. For over 15 years, Steve has represented clients in complex litigations as well as transactional and governmental policy matters. He has significant experience advising on a range of issues, including tribal governance and economic development, commercial contracts, and civil litigation. Steve is passionate about promoting tribal self-determination and serving indigenous communities. Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as Tribal Attorney for the federally-recognized Hoopa Valley Tribe in northern California. As Tribal Attorney, he collaborated closely with tribal leaders to support economic development projects, update the Tribal Code, litigate cases in Tribal Court, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements. Earlier in his career, Steve worked for over a decade in private practice representing technology companies in major federal court litigations.
Steve obtained his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University. More recently, Steve earned a Master of Laws degree in Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
- University of Oklahoma College of Law, LL.M., 2023
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 2006
- Stanford University, B.A., with Honors, 2002
- New York
- Hoopa Valley Tribal Court
- Tule River Tribal Court