Stephen was engaged in the practice of tax law for 53 years. His practice areas were principally federal corporate taxation and state and local taxation, including multi-state sales, use, income, and franchise tax matters.
Stephen received his B.S. from Ohio State University (1966) and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (1969). He is a member of the American Bar Association, Taxation Section (Chair of the State and Local Tax Subcommittee of the Committee on S Corporations), the Cincinnati Bar Association (Chairman, Taxation Section 1985), the Ohio State Bar Association (Chairman Taxation Committee 1993-1995; Chairman, Sales and Use Tax Subcommittee of the Taxation Committee, 1989-1991) and the Tax Curriculum Committee of the Ohio CLE Institute, and he has lectured at numerous continuing legal education programs. Stephen served as president of the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati and has served as president of the Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association.
Best Lawyers of America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Stephen as the “Cincinnati Best Lawyers Litigation & Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. He was also named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine every year from 2004 for 18 years. Stephen was inducted into the Ohio Tax Hall of Fame in January 2013. Stephen has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio, and the Southern District of Ohio.
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- University of Cincinnati College of Law (1969)
- The Ohio State University (1966)
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