Stephen Mayfield is an associate attorney with Hutchison & Steffen, practicing in the areas of corporate law, asset protection, estate planning, federal tax law, trust & estate litigation and administration, and guardianship. He is admitted to practice in Nevada and Utah.
Stephen advises businesses and individuals on various tax issues within the
context of corporate transactions, emerging entities, and estate plans. He assists
entrepreneurs form limited liability companies and corporations, and he advises
medical professionals with practice administration, compliance and restructuring. His corporate experience includes representing clients with mergers and acquisitions, and preparation of corporate buy-sell agreements, leases, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and purchase agreements.
Stephen’s estate planning practice includes preparing complex estate plans through use of revocable living trusts, Nevada asset protection trusts, wills, premarital agreements, FLLCs, ILITS, GRATs, IDGTs and a variety of other sophisticated estate planning devices. Stephen has also prepared numerous 706 estate tax and 709 gift tax returns, and helped non-profit organizations obtain tax exempt status with the IRS.
Stephen is a member of the firm’s trust and probate litigation group. He regularly
appears in Clark County Probate Court regarding contested and uncontested
estate matters and has successfully represented trustees and beneficiaries in
evidentiary hearings. He also represents trustees and executors with formal trust
and estate administration. Similar to his probate and trust practice, Stephen also
practices in Guardianship Court and regularly represents individuals acting for
the protection of elderly persons who have been subject to exploitation and elder
abuse. His experience includes having been appointed as guardian ad litem by the
Stephen is originally from Salt Lake City, UT where he was a devoted skier for many
years, including two years where he worked as a Ski Host for Snowbird Ski Resort.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from the University of Utah. He
lived in Japan for three years, including one year while studying at the University
of Shinshu in Nagano, Japan. Stephen obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2004 from Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology), where he received a CALI Award as the top performer in Litigation Technology. He also served as a teaching assistant in Property Law. In 2005, Stephen earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the Denver University Graduate Tax Program with an emphasis on estate planning and small entity taxation.
Stephen is an avid cyclist and is currently a member of the Shuffle Master – PENTA –
Hutchison & Steffen amateur cycling team of Henderson, NV. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and their three children.
Languages Spoken: Japanese
Licensed since 2004
Steven is a proven professional whose focus in the fields of Asset Protection & Estate Planning makes it a pleasure to share membership in the Nevada Forum of WealthCounsel. He is a dedicated and focused attorney whose professionalism, insight and professional skill set make in a valuable advisor for any client seeking top-level representation. Steve is a credit to the legal profession and I am pleased to give him my highest Peer Endorsement.
Michael Potter Estate Planning Attorney
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