Stephen regularly advises business owners and professionals in a variety of business and tax disputes.  He regularly represents clients dealing with federal and state tax audits, appeals, litigation, and criminal tax investigations.  He also represents clients in shareholder disputes.

Stephen is a former chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association and a member of the Administrative Practice Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

Stephen speaks regularly to professional tax organizations and has been named a “Best Lawyer” and a “Rising Star.”

Stephen received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he was an associate editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review. Prior to receiving his law degree, Stephen was awarded a B.S. in accounting from Miami University.


When not practicing, Stephen enjoys virtually anything that involves being outdoors.


  • Best Lawyer (Tax) 2022, 2023
  • Rising Star 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


  • Allegheny County Bar, Taxation Section
  • Pittsburgh Tax Club
  • Administrative Practice Committee of the American Bar Association, Member
  • Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee of the American Bar Association, Member


  • No Restitution?  No Tax Problem.  For the Defense, Volume 4, Issue 3, pg. 20 (September 2019)
  • Walking the Line:  Common Pitfalls in Civil and Criminal Employment Tax Cases, For the Defense, Volume 3, Issue 3 (September 2018)
  • Deducting Success: Congressional Policy Goals and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Volume 16, pg. 79 (2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal and Pennsylvania Tax Administration Update, Pittsburgh Tax Club, October 2019
  • How Tax Reform Affects You and Your Practice, Somerset County Bar Association, December 2018
  • What You Need to Know About Tax Reform, Panelist, Tax Section of Allegheny County Bar Association, March 2018
  • Taxes Issues In and Out of Bankruptcy, Cambria County Bar Association, May 2016
  • How to Effectively Represent Your Clients at Audit, Appeals, and Collection Given the New IRS Normal, Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals, November 2015
  • New IRS Streamlined FBAR Program and Attractive Solution for Many and a Trap for Some, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Continuing Professional Education Seminar, October 2014
  • Handling Sensitive Audits and Criminal Tax Investigations, Tri-State Tax Institute, October 2014
  • Tax Administration Update, Tax Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, October 2013