little rock
501-375-9131
Fayetteville
479-695-1330

BIO

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

  • 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, Best Probate Lawyers in Arkansas

AFFILIATIONS

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Past Chair – Probate and Trust Section
  • Arkansas Hospice, Past President
  • Congregation B’nai Israel, Past President
  • Ottenheimer Brothers Foundation, Secretary, Since 1985

EDUCATION

  • New York University, Master of Laws (Taxation)
  • Tulane University, Juris Doctor
  • Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts

RELATED INDUSTRIES

  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Nonprofit & Charitable Organizations
  • Real Estate

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • U.S. Tax Court
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