Attorney Stephan Grozinger graduated from The University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in philosophy. While at U of T, Stephan was honored to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to serve on the Ontario Psychiatric Review Board as an adjudicator. In 1995, Stephan graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law having received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and having served as an Articles Editor on the Connecticut International Law Journal.
Stephan worked for several large firms in the first decade of his legal career, principally in the field of commercial real estate finance. In 2004, shortly before the birth of his daughter, Stephan struck out on his own and formed a solo practice, assisting sophisticated commercial real estate investment groups in the acquisition, finance, and leasing of office, retail, multi-family and mixed-use properties throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and beyond. Clients appreciate Stephan’s responsiveness and the fact that he is their exclusive point of contact for every matter. Stephan leverages his twenty-three years of experience handling complex commercial real estate transactions to provide his clients with exceptional value.
Stephan handles every element of the commercial real estate transactions with which he is entrusted, from entity formation, contract, loan document, and lease negotiation, due diligence and closing. He has managed dozens of large commercial purchase, finance and sale transactions with values as high as $150 million and has negotiated several hundred complex leases for retail, office and medical space for both landlords and tenants. Stephan is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York and, with local counsel, has managed transactions in many other states.
Stephan lives with his wife and daughter and his dog and cat in Weston, Connecticut. In 2017, Stephan was elected to Weston's Board of Selectmen. In addition, Stephan has been a volunteer firefighter in Weston for nineteen years. During that time, he has received the Firefighter of the Year Award twice (in 2000 and 2014), and has served as the Weston Volunteer Fire Department’s Vice President in 2006 and Secretary in 2001. Stephan also served nine years on the Weston Planning and Zoning Commission including one year as its Vice Chairman and three as its Chairman. During his tenure as Chairman, Weston P&Z developed its 2010 Town Plan of Conservation and Development and undertook a full scale revision of its regulations. Stephan was Weston's 2017 Citizen of The Year in recognition of his lengthy and varied service to the town.
Stephan is the author of Faith on a Stone Foundation: Free Will, Morality and the God of Abraham, which considers what consequences a lack of human free will might have for faith. It is a synthesis of theology, Greek and moral philosophy, existentialism, and evolutionary psychology, revealing a new discipline he calls, “theistic determinism.” In each of the last six years, Stephan has delivered a lecture on the subject of theistic existentialism to the senior class and faculty of the Sacred Heart School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Stephan’s blog on matters of faith can be found at faithonastonefoundation.com.
Stephan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Aspetuck Land Trust. The Trust owns and maintains over 1,700 acres of conserved woodland, farms and meadows in the towns of Weston, Easton, Fairfield and Westport.
Stephan also serves as a Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut.