Steve received an EPIC Award as Best Young Author from Trusts & Estates magazine in 1998. He is also a frequent lecturer nationally on advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques, including lecturing at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the AICPA, NAEPC and other large conferences.
Steve has been very active in helping get some of the most valuable trust and creditor protection laws passed in Nevada. In the 2001 legislative session, he co-authored Nevada’s charging order law for limited liability companies and limited partnerships, making the charging order the exclusive remedy for a judgment creditor under Nevada law. He co-authored a change to that law in the 2003 legislative session that enhanced the 2001 version of the Nevada law and then again co-authored another charging order bill in the 2011 legislative session which included statutorily protecting single member LLCs with charging order protection and statutorily disallowing any equitable remedies to apply to Nevada limited liability companies, limited partnerships and corporations (except for the alter ego theory which still applies to corporations). In the 2005 legislative session, Steve authored Nevada’s 365-year rule against perpetuities law that now allows people to set up 365-year dynasty trusts in Nevada. He authored a law creating a new form of business entity called the Restricted LLC and Restricted LP in the 2009 legislative session making Nevada the first state to offer these favorable laws that allow for significantly higher valuation discounts than are allowed under any other state law. He has also helped with Nevada’s Domestic Asset Protection legislation and Decanting legislation.