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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1988||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Practice Innovation Award for Client Services||Small Firm Business Magazine||2006|
|Owner||The Strategic Counsel Law Group||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Elder Counsel||Member/Instructor||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1996 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1988 - Present|
|Financial Planning Association||Member||N/A|
|University of South Florida Professional Advisory Counsel of Estate and Financial Advisors||Member||N/A|
|Berry College Board of Visitors||Member||N/A|
|The A case||Highly successful|
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|Journal of Practical Estate Planning||Quarterly Column: The Laws of Practice Growth||2010|
|Journal of Practical Estate Planning||Quarterly Column: The Laws of Practice Growth||2009|
|Journal of Practical Estate Planning||Quarterly Column: The Laws of Practice Growth||2008|
|Losing Harry - A True Story About Protecting Loved Ones||Losing Harry - A True Story About Protecting Loved Ones||2006|
|The Team Approach to Tax, Financial & Estate Planning||The Team Approach to Tax, Financial & Estate Planning||2003|
|Strictly Business — Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses||Strictly Business — Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses||2002|
|BASIC ESTATE PLANNING IN FLORIDA (3d ed. 1998, 2000)||Special Classes Of Persons||2000|
|Generations — Planning for Your Legacy||Generations — Planning for Your Legacy||1999|
|Ways & Means — Maximize the Value of Your Retirement Savings||Ways & Means — Maximize the Value of Your Retirement Savings||1999|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Berry College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Planning for the Generations Symposium||Are You Tripping Over Dollars to Make Pennies in Your Elder Law Practice?||2010|
|Medicaid Immersion and Practice-Building Camp||Medicaid Immersion and Practice-Building Camp||2010|
|General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar||Buying and Selling a Law Firm||2010|
|General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar||Managing a Solo or Small Firm and Still Finding Time to Practice Law||2009|
Posted by Susannah
We have worked with Steve Riley for nearly 15 years. We initially contacted him to handle the rewriting of trusts and complete estate planning for our family. Over the years, he has also overseen the purchase and sale of businesses and other legal needs.
Trusts can be very complicated entities and the underpinning laws can be challenging to interpret as changes occur. One of Steve’s many talents is the ability to take complex subjects, interpret and present them to clients in such a way that the clients are confident with their choices and ensured that they have their legal needs met. He is both extremely competent and extraordinarily compassionate even in the most difficult of circumstances. Steve has integrity of the highest order, excellent communication skills and a thoroughness that leaves clients well taken care of both professionally and personally. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Kevin
Steve is an outstanding advisor, very creative thinker and does a great job with strategy. He also has a great way of explaining complex legal matters in plain-English. He shows a great deal of empathy.
Posted by Fernandez
Whatever he once was, he is no longer. We were long-time clients of Steve but are no more. He once had a good practice and a responsive and professional staff. Sure, Steve was often hard to get in contact with, but his staff would help and we could always meet with him at least once a year. He had some turnover in staff a few years ago and that was unfortunately the beginning of the decline of his firm. No one would return calls. Over the last 4 years, he's had a revolving door of lawyers to do his work but we didn't hire them. We hired Steve. We then found out that Steve was actually retired from practicing law and doesn't even live in Tampa anymore. He is just a figurehead who does nothing but charge a very high annual fee. Do not hire this lawyer. The best thing we did was end our relationship with him.
Lance Like, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have lost track of how long I have known Steve, but likely for over 10 years. I first met Steve when he was a presenter at a national estate planning conference on practice development. I was amazed then at his knowledge and insight and despite having heard him speak many times since I am continually impressed. Steve created a law practice that was able to deliver wonderful and caring legal services to his clients and provide a fabulous atmosphere for his employees to work and thrive. Steve is a great teacher of other attorneys and is able to cut through issues that may be holding us back in developing the type of law firm we desire. He helps his coaching clients create the type of practice they want and encourages us along the way to never stop improving. I highly recommend Steve to any clients, but also to any lawyer wanting to improve their business and their life
Kimberly Lee, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Steve for nearly ten years, both as a colleague as well as a coach. He is a well respected national thought leader in the legal community. I'm impressed with ability to cut through the noise and simplify complex concepts in order to achieve effective results. I am proud to call Steve a friend and definitely endorse him wholeheartedly both as an attorney and a coach.
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