Steve is Senior Partner / CFO of the firm and head of its Tax & Business Section. Over his 30 year career Steve has spent time as a tax, business, and corporate partner in large and small Texas law firms and as in-house tax counsel to a Fortune 50 publicly held company. While his calling card touts him as an “income” tax lawyer, Steve has counseled and advised business and individual clients with respect to estate, gift, state and local taxes — not only from a domestic perspective, but also internationally, both in- and out-bound. Although a recognized expert in income taxation of pass-through entities, his greatest passion is helping active and retired entrepreneurs, investors, and their families, acquire, deploy, monetize and protect their assets for the long haul.
Over his lengthy career, Steve has provided written submissions and oral testimony on tax legislation and rules to lawmakers and administrators at the federal and state level, including the Department of Treasury, the State Comptroller, the Texas legislature, and of particular relevance for today’s purposes – the U.S. Congress and its tax-law-writing committees, including the Joint Committee on Taxation.