Managing Partner & Member of Executive Board, Robins Kaplan LLP


Before becoming Managing Partner, Steven Schumeister’s practice areas included commercial real estate and corporate finance. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America and a Minnesota Super Lawyer. Steven is also a part of the firm’s diversity committee.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Steven created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Steven's pledge here

Robins Kaplan LLP’s diversity initiatives include recruiting minority lawyers through its summer associate program and partnerships with Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and other organizations. The firm works on retaining and promoting its diverse lawyers with diversity work groups, training programs, mentoring, and pro bono activites. Robins Kaplan won a Diversity Leader Award from Diversity Journal in 2013.

Robins Kaplan was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2020 and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2012)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Christina Lincoln; 2021: Holly Dolejsi; 2020: Manleen Singh; 2019: Alexandria Reyes; 2018: Christine Yun Sauer; 2017: Brandon Vaughn; 2016: Melissa M. D'Alelio; 2015: Andrea Lynn Gothing; 2014: Sharon E. Roberg-Perez; 2013: Jennifer M. Robbins; 2012: Matthew B. McFarlane; 2011: Annie Huang

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Rashanda Bruce; 2021: Michael Pacelli; 2020: Mary Pheng; 2019: Amit Bhagwandass; 2018: Li Zhu; 2017: Ami ElShareif

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Jacques Forbes; 2021: Maxwell Draskovich; 2020: Heather Chang, Brandi Burris, Margaret Hagen, Bilal Askari; 2019: Hadhy Ayaz; 2018: Akina Khan, Casey Lyn Matthiesen; 2017: Abou Amara, Dorea Batte, Brent Phillips, Deanna Thompson; 2016: Omotunde Okesanya, Ronnie Santana, Vanessa Uko

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Steven Schumeister

Diversity Professionals: Rita Holmes-Bobo