Steve Bauman

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Steve concentrates his practice primarily on representing individuals and closely-held businesses.  In doing so, Steve regularly counsels clients on estate planning, taxation and business transactions.  He enjoys helping both individuals and closely held businesses in such areas as estate plans including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning.  Additionally Steve is involved with income tax planning, preparing wills, trusts and other wealth transfer instruments, developing succession plans for family businesses, administering estate and trusts and creating and administering family charitable foundations and trusts.  On the business transactions side, Steve creates closely held business entities, assists companies with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, dispositions and related tax planning of closely held businesses and buying, selling and leasing real estate.

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Steve concentrates his practice primarily on representing individuals and closely-held businesses.  In doing so, Steve regularly counsels clients on estate planning, taxation and business transactions.  He enjoys helping both individuals and closely held businesses in such areas as estate plans including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning.  Additionally Steve is involved with income tax planning, preparing wills, trusts and other wealth transfer instruments, developing succession plans for family businesses, administering estate and trusts and creating and administering family charitable foundations and trusts.  On the business transactions side, Steve creates closely held business entities, assists companies with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, dispositions and related tax planning of closely held businesses and buying, selling and leasing real estate.

Experience

Steve regularly assists clients in:

  • Developing estate plans including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Income tax planning
  • Preparing wills, trusts and other wealth transfer instruments
  • Developing succession plans for family businesses
  • Administering estates and trusts
  • Creating and administering family charitable foundations and trusts
  • Creating closely held business entities
  • Mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, dispositions, and related tax planning of closely held businesses
  • Buying, selling and leasing real estate

Honors

Best Lawyers in America – Trusts & Estates, Since 1995

Mid-South Super Lawyers – Estate Planning & Probate, Since 2007

Arkansas Times Magazine, Best Probate Lawyers in Arkansas

Affiliations

Arkansas Bar Association, Past Chair – Probate and Trust Section

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

Arkansas Hospice, Past President

Congregation B’nai Israel, Past President

Ottenheimer Brothers Foundation, Secretary, Since 1985

Education

Tulane University, Juris Doctor

New York University, Master of Laws (Taxation)

 

Admissions

Arkansas

United States Tax Court