An Interview With Steven Rouse, Attorney at Molzahn, Reed & Rouse, LLC
Steven Rouse worked tirelessly, instilling a good work ethic in both his children and grandchildren. An avid traveler, he traveled throughout Japan, England and New Zealand among many other locations.
He has served as composer-in-residence at Meet the Composer Louisville residency, and his music has been published by C. F. Peters, Manhattan Beach Music, Primal Press, among others.
Early Life and Education
Steven Rouse moved into a Unique People Services (UPS) residence nearly three years ago determined to start over and reinvent himself. Since then, he has shown incredible perseverance and determination as he overcomes numerous challenges along his journey – such as staying sober while learning how to control his temper.
He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and chamber groups, receiving commissions from Louisville Orchestra, League/ISCM and Guayaquil Chamber Orchestra among others. Additionally, he enjoys composing in different styles to bring them all together into one piece of music.
He is an outstanding professor who truly cares for his students. His lectures are engaging and enjoyable; he’s easy to approach for discussion or advice; and provides timely feedback on assignments.
Rouse is an experienced business lawyer with vast experience handling complex litigation matters for his diverse client base of private equity funds, public companies and multinational corporations. He holds strong client service credentials and upholds high ethical standards.
His compositions have been performed across England, Italy, Ecuador, the Soviet Union and Taiwan as well as throughout the U.S. He has received commissions from organizations such as Louisville Orchestra, League/ISCM, Guayaquil Ecuador Chamber Orchestra and University of Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble as part of 1984 National Organ Conference proceedings as well as from Kentucky Music Teachers Association.
He is also a skilled short story writer. His prose is lean and spare, with no unnecessary scenes. His gift lies in creating memorable characters and evoking atmosphere.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Rouse has received numerous awards and honors for his musical works, such as Waiting for Daylight – an orchestral piece depicting the story of a woman killing her abusive husband; its composition draws heavily from interviews conducted with survivors of domestic abuse.
His works have been performed across England, Italy, Ecuador and Taiwan as well as throughout the US. He has earned accolades such as a Rome Prize residency for three years at Meet the Composer; National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowships; Ives and Hinrichsen awards from American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as three Al Smith Artist Fellowships from Kentucky Arts Council.
He has recorded on Telarc, Delos, Albany and Summit records. Additionally, his music is published by C. F. Peters Manhattan Beach Music Lauren Keiser Music Publishing Primal Press.
Steve Rouse is an attorney at Molzahn, Reed & Rouse LLC who assists clients with Business Litigation issues. A graduate from John Marshall Law School since 1985, Steve has been practicing since 1985.
Steve enjoys spending his free time at his six-acre farm in Fallston where he cares for 150 chickens, thousands of bees, turnips, strawberries, kale and clover fields – not forgetting driving “Hank”, his blue 1967 Ford 3000 tractor around the property!
Steven has shown remarkable dedication and perseverance since moving into UPS almost three years ago. He diligently attends his appointments each week and takes all prescribed medication as directed.
At a time when real estate valuations had become excessively high, Rouse made the wise decision to lower his company’s current valuation statistics that had become widely criticized as too high, which prevented its stock from declining dramatically.
He restructured the company to reduce debt exposure. Rouse’s son James became president and chief executive officer, while Churchill Moss became chairman of the board.
By the early 1990s, Rouse’s company had constructed numerous iconic shopping centers such as Chicago’s Water Tower Place, Boston’s Fanueil Hall Marketplace, and Manhattan’s South Street Seaport. Furthermore, several master-planned communities had also been developed by Rouse. Furthermore, his organization founded the Enterprise Foundation which provided housing, education and job programs in America’s poorest communities.