STEVEN HILTON | ATTORNEY

BIO

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, forming and operating nonprofits, forming business entities, business succession planning, 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, he always finds time to cheer on 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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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
 

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, California, and Utah

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
 

2021 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a recognition awarded by Best Lawyers to lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. This recognition is given to attorneys who have been practicing for 5-9 years and have displayed outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Camarillo Rotary Club Sunrise: Former Member

Ventura County Bar Association: Former Member

The State Bar of California: Member

The State Bar of Arizona: Member

Utah State Bar: Member