Honorary Consul

The Honorable Gerrit M. Steenblik
Consulate of the French Republic
1 East Washington Street, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tel. 602.650.2348 Fax. 602.926.8603


Mr. Steenblik is counsel at Polsinelli; previously with Bryan Cave. Gerrit represents developers, investors and financial institutions in complex real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, leasing and financing. He has also negotiated and documented ground leases, construction loans and permanent financing on Indian Reservations, counseled clients on investments in Mexico, and advised clients in litigation arising out of complex real estate transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Steenblik was a partner at a Phoenix law firm where he had chaired the real estate department, international law practice group and recruiting committee. He is fluent in French and is the Honorary Consul of France in Arizona. From 2001 to 2003, he lived in French-speaking West Africa.

Consul Steenblik was Selected for membership in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2010; awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre Nationale de Mérite, 2006; served on the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission – Board Member and Executive Committee, 1992-2000; President, 1998-1999; served on the Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association – President, 1987-1990; and City of Phoenix Squaw Peak Parkway Land Use Committee, 1986-1987; Chair, Transportation Committee.