Steven J. Chidester

Partner | Rancho Santa Fe

Steven is a partner in the private client and tax team.

He focuses his practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable giving and representing tax-exempt organizations. He has designed and used computer modeling to show the economic consequences of various estate planning and charitable giving techniques.

He is also experienced in the area of executive compensation, focusing on compensation and intermediate sanctions issues for tax-exempt organizations. Steven has represented exempt organizations in IRS audits, in civil and probate court, and before state Attorneys General.

He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2013, Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 for Non-Profit Charities Law and Trusts and Estates, and has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating and a First Distinguished Service Award - Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Los Angeles - Annual Western Regional Planning Giving Conference 2012.

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

State of California, 1987

‘Attorney’s Role During Formation and Operation’, Advising California Nonprofit Corporations, Third Edition, Chapter 1

California State Bar Association

American Bar Association

‘Understanding Charitable Lead Trusts: Considerations and Consequences’, California State Bar Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee Meeting - May 21, 2013

‘Planned Giving 101,’ Los Angeles - October 21, 2011

‘Donor Advised Funds and Family Funds_’,_ Practical Planned Giving Conference 2011, San Diego

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2015
Partner

2015

Recognition


Rancho Santa Fe

6050 El Tordo,

PO Box 2329,

CA 92067

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