REAL | RELIABLE | CREATIVE | PRACTICAL
A founding member of Phillips Golden LLP, Steve is a tax and business attorney in Austin, Texas, USA. He has been continuously Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994.
His and his firm's passion is to engage and collaborate with domestic and international entrepreneurs and investors to help them identify, grow, enjoy, and monetize their real and intangible assets, ideas, and resources here and abroad.
Prior engagements and clients have ranged from cutting-edge technology leaders, to ranching and oil and gas magnates, to inventors and purveyors of "low-tech" consumer products and services, to prominent investors, celebrities, thought-leaders, and philanthropists.
Our client appreciates seasoned tax and business legal counsel with experience in sophisticated investment and entrepreneurial matters, a worldwide perspective, and a keen and sharp eye for the ever-present tax implications of a endeavor or transaction.
Our mission is to provide legal services in a comfortable and creative setting, free of pretense and artificial delivery hierarchies, and with the most advanced technological tools available.
Typical representations include: Private investment and closely-held business analysis and structure; family investment and 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, including deferred; liquidity event pre- and post-planning; repatriation of foreign assets from entities and trusts; worker classification planning and controversy; family office organization and operations; inbound and outbound business/individual migration around the U.S. and abroad.