Steve is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington, DC and the state and local leader of its Center for Tax Policy where he monitors state and local tax developments throughout the US. In addition, Steve is a leading principal in its state and local transactions tax practice, focusing on assisting private equity and strategic investors in the structuring and due diligence investigations of numerous transactions. He has addressed state and local tax considerations of transactions in all 50 states and on more than 900 different transactions.
Steve previously served in Ernst & Young LLP’s Los Angeles and New York offices, was a state and local tax attorney for one of America’s largest insurance companies, and an associate attorney with a major regional law firm. He previously worked in state government in New Jersey, including for the governor of the state.
Steve has published extensively on various aspects of state and local taxation, most recently as the co-author of Bloomberg BNA’s Pass-through Entity Tax Navigator, an electronically based resource that provides coverage of the state taxation of partnerships, S corporations and other pass-through entities.
Steve is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, received his law degree from Seton Hall University’s School of Law (where he also served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review) and received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Steve is a guest lecturer on state and local taxation at Georgetown University’s School of Law and a member of the bar associations of the District of Columbia, New Jersey and New York.