Steve practices family law and domestic relations and related litigation exclusively. He focuses on complex litigation involving executive benefits and retirement and financial assets and closely held businesses, where he utilizes his experience from working in financial services with PaineWebber which was acquired by UBS prior to practicing family law. Steve is experienced in courts throughout Georgia on divorce, modification, custody, support, and contempt procedings. He prepares prenuptial agreements and has litigated to have these agreements enforced or alternatively to have them set aside.
Steve joined Kessler & Solomiany as a Senior Attorney in 2014 after practicing family law with Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy for many years. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards, the highest rating possible.
Steve and his wife Amy live in Buckhead with their son Harris, a cum laude graduate of The Westminster Schools and a student at the University of Georgia, and their rescued Labrador retriever. The family enjoys taking cruises and beach trips together and are active Braves and college football fans.
Steve graduated from Cornell University in 1986 with a B.S. and after working in Human Resources for a Fortune 500 corporation earned his law degree from Tulane University in 1992, graduating cum laude.
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I have known Steve for many years and had the added privilege of working with him. Steve is a highly-skilled domestic relations lawyer who is a detail-oriented, yet pragmatic professional. Steve has a strong commitment to the zealous representation of his clients.
Leigh Cummings Family Attorney
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Steve is an excellent family law attorney. I have acted as mediator for several cases with Steve and was impressed with his knowledge of the law and his ability to represent his clients aggressively while keeping a good working relationship with opposing counsel.
Christopher Annunziata Mediation Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1992||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers of Georgia||Atlanta Magazine||2016|
|Top Lawyers of Georgia||Atlanta Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyers of Georgia||Atlanta Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year||Tulane Alumni Association||2001|
|Senior Attorney||Kessler & Solomiany, Family Law Attorneys||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy||2003 - 2014|
|Financial Advisor||UBS Financial Services, Inc.||1996 - 2003|
|Associate||Ford & Harrison||1993 - 1996|
|Associate||Masterman, Culbert & Tully, LLP||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta||Member at Large||2013 - Present|
|Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court||Barrister||2010 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|Temple Sinai Board of Trustees and Brotherhood||Co-chair||2008 - 2009|
|Tulane Athletics Fund Advisory Board||Board Member||2006 - 2008|
|Wesley Bohler Neighborhood Association||Founding Board Member and Treasurer||2005 - 2007|
|Tulane Club of Atlanta||Past President||1997 - 2007|
|Tulane University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Cornell University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Fiduciary Law Institute||What Trust & Estate Lawyers Need to Know about Family Law||2016|
|Family Law Course||Practical Aspects of Family Law Practice||2015|
|Estate Planning Section Breakfast||Family Law for Trust & Estate Lawyers||2015|
|Law School Professionalism Orientation||Professionalism||2014|
|Family Roundtable||Equitable Division of Stock Options - Newman v. Patton||2013|