REAL | RELIABLE | CREATIVE | PRACTICAL
Steve is a tax and business attorney in Austin, Texas, USA, and a founding member of Phillips Golden LLP. He has been continuously Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994.
He collaborates with domestic and international entrepreneurs and investors to help them identify, grow, enjoy, and monetize their real and intangible assets, ideas, and resources, both here and abroad.
Past and current clients include cutting-edge high technology leaders, ranching and oil and gas magnates, inventors and purveyors of "low-tech" consumer products and services, prominent investors, celebrities, thought-leaders, and philanthropists.
His ideal client understands the need for a seasoned tax and business legal counsel with experience in sophisticated investment and entrepreneurial matters, a worldwide perspective, and a keen eye for the ever-present business and personal tax implications of an investment or business endeavor.
His firm's legal services are delivered in a comfortable and creative setting, without pretense, and free of artificial (and expensive) delivery methods, and with the most advanced technological tools available.
Typical representations include: Private investment and closely-held business analysis and structure; family holding company organization and reorganization; real estate investment and development; cross-border transactions (inbound and outbound) involving real estate, services, and goods; angel and other private equity and debt funding; business operations, dissolution, M&A, and other exits; individual and partnership taxation; executive and equity compensation issues, including deferred; liquidity event pre- and post-planning; repatriation of foreign assets from entities and trusts; worker classification planning and controversy; business & individual migration relocation to and from the U.S., and interstate; complex estate and asset planning.