STEVEN HILTON | ATTORNEY
Steven is a tax attorney who specializes in tax planning for business owners and real estate investors, covering areas such as mergers and acquisitions, like-kind exchanges of real estate, general business tax planning, ultra-high-net-worth tax and estate planning, as well as 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 Master of Accounting and Juris Doctor degrees. Steven enjoys helping clients find creative solutions to problems through his work as a tax attorney.
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)
2023 "Southern California SuperLawyers - Rising Star"
Published by Los Angeles magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 2.5% of Southern California lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties receive this honor.
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.
Orange County Lawyer, November 2023
Co-author, 1031 Delayed Exchanges: Avoiding Common Traps
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION | PUBLICATIONS
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)