Vice President/General Counsel – The Works, Inc.
Steve Barlow is the Vice President and General Counsel of The Works, Inc. and former President of Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. He has been involved in community organizing, legislative advocacy and community development efforts in Memphis, Tennessee since 1995, and has led efforts for the past eight years to use civil litigation in the Shelby County Environmental Court to enforce blight reduction and hold negligent property owners accountable. He handles much of the public nuisance litigation for the City of Memphis and for the Downtown Memphis Commission, and is facilitator of the City of Memphis “Opportunity Property Team”, an interdivisional effort to combat blight headed up by the CAO of the City of Memphis. Recently, Steve co-founded and now teaches the University of Memphis School of Law’s Neighborhood Preservation Clinic, in which third year law students help handle anti-blight cases on behalf of the City of Memphis.