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Stephen S. Photopoulos

About me

Steve is licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS throughout the United States. Steve regularly represents clients in a variety of tax and business matters, including: entity formation, individual and business tax planning, tax audit and controversy, settlement of tax debts and penalty abatement, property tax assessment appeals, contract disputes, and shareholder/partner disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 100%
    19 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Mark Aaron Smith

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  • Paul Alexander Custer

    I had the privilege of working with Stephen for about a year. He is a very capable attorney who not only knows his practice area well but is also personable. His work ethic is impeccable and he is trustworthy.


    Paul Custer Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Office of Stephen S. Photopoulos

One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Degree with honors (cum laude)Duquesne University School of Law2002
Law Review - Production EditorDuquesne University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerTaxLane, LLC2009 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen S. Photopoulos2009 - Present
AttorneyPicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.2006 - 2009
AttorneyRobb Leonard Mulvihill2003 - 2006
Intern AttorneyDKW Law Group2001 - 2003
Tax AnalystPricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Tax ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Indiana Township Park and Recreation BoardChairperson2010 - Present
Allegheny Tax SocietyMember2009 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember - Finance Committee2007 - 2010
Allegheny County Bar Association, Taxation SectionChair2006 - 2007
Allegheny County Bar Association, Taxation SectionCouncil2005 - 2010
Allegheny County Bar Association, Taxation SectionVice-Chair2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Association - IP Section NewsletterUnfair Competition in IP Claims: The New Bad Faith?2007
Defense Research Institute, Defending Intellectual Property Claims, Vol. 2The Supreme Court and KSR v. Teleflex: Isn’t it Obvious?2007
Pennsylvania Bar Association’s quarterly Civil Litigation UpdateFrequent contributor to Pennsylvania Federal Business Decisions2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Robert Morris CollegeTaxationMS - Master of Science1997
Carnegie Mellon UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Contracts: Top 10 Most Costly MistakesBusiness Contracts2016
LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and MaintainLimited Liability Companies2014
CLE SeminarFederal Estate and Gift Taxation 20142014
Fall 2011 Certified Public Accountant SeriesTax Exempt Organizations Tax Update2011
Allegheny Tax SocietySettlements with the IRS2011
Allegheny County Bar Association, Taxation SectionOffers in Compromise and Installment Agreements2011