STEVEN HILTON | ATTORNEY
Foundational Estate Planning
Steven is a tax, trusts, and estates attorney, focused primarily on advanced income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for high-net-worth-individuals, business owners, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. Steven also advises clients on issues related to creditor protection, structuring business and real estate transactions, and other federal and state tax matters.
While enrolled in Brigham Young University’s highly-ranked accounting program, Steven worked as a tax intern for Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C., which sparked his interest in the legal side of the tax world. This experience ultimately led him to earn joint Masters of Accounting and Juris Doctor degrees. Steven enjoys helping clients find creative solutions to problems through his work as a tax, trusts, and estates attorney. He also takes great pride in helping his next generation of clients with their parents’ trust and estate matters.
Outside of work, Steven loves spending time outdoors with his wife and four kids and serving in the community. An avid sports fan and Orange County native, he always finds time to cheer for the Angels, as well as his beloved BYU Cougars. Steven is also passionate about all things India, where he served as a missionary for two years.
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Brown & Streza, LLP, Irvine, California: Attorney, 2021-Present
Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona: Attorney, 2019-2021
Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, Salt Lake City, Utah: Attorney, 2018-2019
Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller, & Templeman, Oxnard, California: Attorney, 2016-2018
Ernst & Young, Los Angeles, California: Tax Attorney, 2014-2016
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, 2014
Master of Science, Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, 2014
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, 2014
Licensed to practice law in Arizona (inactive), California, and Utah (inactive)
2021 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch
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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Orange County Bar Association: Member
Camarillo Rotary Club Sunrise: Former Member
The State Bar of California: Member
The State Bar of Arizona: Member (inactive)
Utah State Bar: Member (inactive)