Steve's practice concentrates primarily on estate planning and trust and estate administration.
He advises individuals on complex estate plans and the transfer and management of real estate and closely-held businesses. He also advises individual fiduciaries, banks, and trust companies on the administration of trusts and estates, including issues related to investments, distributions, allocations of income and principal, and tax matters.
He regularly lectures and publishes on a variety of legal topics relating to estate planning and trust and estate administration, including the modification of irrevocable trusts, investments and the Prudent Investor Rule, the use of arbitration clauses in wills and trusts, estate planning for owners of closely-held businesses, and issues related to income tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax.
He is an editor or contributor for a number of textbooks or other resources on the law of trusts and estates, including fiduciary income tax, trust and estate administration, Virginia trust and estate law, and domestic asset protection trusts.
Steve is a lecturer in law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he teaches “Trust & Estate Administration” and the advanced seminar, “Estate Planning: Principles & Practice.” He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Washington & Lee University School of Law.
He received his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and received the Ritter Award for “honor, character, and integrity.”
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Estate & Probate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2013, 2018