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Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and was named the Las Vegas Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®.  He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame® in 2011.  He has been named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Worth, one of Southern Nevada’s Best Lawyers in In Business Las Vegas, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts & Estates category in The American Lawyer, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Tax Law category in Corporate Counsel, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning category in Nevada Business Journal, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category in Las Vegas Life and named Mountain States Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category.


Steve has been featured and/or quoted in many media publications including, among others, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, Registered Rep, Private Wealth, The Trust Advisor, Investment News and Lawyers Weekly USA. He was interviewed by former Good Morning America Co-Host Joan Lunden for a dynasty trust DVD that has been distributed nationally by financial planners and life insurance agents since early 2009. 


He has authored numerous estate planning and asset protection articles in magazines such as Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates, LISI, Probate & Property, Journal of Financial Service Professionals, The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, CCH Estate Planning Review, Asset Protection Journal, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, as well as others. Steve received an EPIC Award as Best Young Author from Trusts & Estates magazine in 1998. He is also a frequent lecturer nationally on advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques, including lecturing at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.


Steve has been very active in helping get some of the most valuable trust and creditor protection laws passed inNevada. In the 2001 legislative session, he co-authoredNevada’s charging order law for limited liability companies and limited partnerships, making the charging order the exclusive remedy for a judgment creditor underNevadalaw. He co-authored a change to that law in the 2003 legislative session that enhanced the 2001 version of the Nevada law and then again co-authored another charging order bill in the 2011 legislative session which included statutorily protecting single member LLCs with charging order protection and statutorily disallowing any equitable remedies to apply to Nevada limited liability companies, limited partnerships and corporations (except for the alter ego theory which still applies to corporations). In the 2005 legislative session, Steve authoredNevada’s 365-year rule against perpetuities law that now allows people to set up 365-year dynasty trusts inNevada. He authored a law creating a new form of business entity called the Restricted LLC and Restricted LP in the 2009 legislative session making Nevada the first state to offer these favorable laws that allow for significantly higher valuation discounts than are allowed under any other state law.



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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    22 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 40%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 4%
    22 years, 200 cases
  4. Trusts: 4%
    22 years, 8 thousand cases
  5. LLC: 2%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Kevin D Matz

    Steve is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. I worked with him on several matters and found him easy to work with. I learned a lot from him.


    Kevin Matz Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Contact info

Oshins & Associates, LLC

1645 Village Center Circle #170
Las Vegas, NV, 89134


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Las Vegas, NV Tax Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
2015 Las Vegas, NV Estate Planning Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer in Estate PlanningBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer in Estate PlanningBest Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyer in Estate PlanningSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer in Estate PlanningSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyer in Estate PlanningBest Lawyers in America2013
2012 Las Vegas, NV Estate Planning Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer in Estate PlanningBest Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer in Estate PlanningSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Member, Estate Planning Hall of FameNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2009
Mountain States Super Lawyer in Estate Planning & ProbateLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Nevada Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2008
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2007
Nevada Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2006
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2005
Nevada SuperlawyerNevada Business Journal2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Best Young AuthorTrusts & Estates1998
Best Lawyers in America in Tax LawCorporate Counsel MagazineN/A
Best Lawyers in America in Trusts & EstatesThe American LawyerN/A
Named one of the Top 100 AttorneysWorth MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerOshins & Associates, LLC1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsEstate Planning Hall of Fame2011 - Present
Southern Nevada Estate Planning CouncilMember1994 - Present
Southern Nevada Estate Planning CouncilPresident1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS vs. Confidential1won
IRS vs. Confidentialwon
Probate Confidentialwon
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - Santa BarbaraActuarial StatisticsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National WebinarEstate Planning Opportunities in 20122012
National WebinarDAPTs2012
National WebinarAsset Protection Planning2012
National WebinarDynasty Trusts2012
National WebinarHybrid DAPT2012
National TeleseminarGRAT Remainder Sales2012
National TeleseminarDynasty Trusts2012
Annual ConferenceAdvanced Estate Planning Techniques for Business Planning2012
Annual ConferenceDynasty Trusts2012
Annual ConferenceAsset Protection2012
Annual ConferenceAsset Protection2012
Nautilus/New York Life Insurance CompanyDynasty Trusts2011
Nautilus/New York Life Insurance CompanyNevada Asset Protection Trust2011
National WebinarDAPTs2011
National TeleseminarThe SCIN/GRAT2011
National TeleseminarDomestic Asset Protection Trust2011
NAEPC Annual ConferenceThe Domestic Asset Protection Trust2011
Guardian BRCDynasty Trusts2011
Hawaii Tax InstituteNevada Restricted LLC and LP2009
MDRTLife Insurance Dynasty Trust2008
American Bar AssociationGrantor Trusts2007
Top of the TableLife Insurance Dynasty Trust2006
International ForumMegainsurancetrust2006
HeckerlingAsset Protection using Trusts2005
National Association of Estate Planners & CouncilsDynasty Trusts1999
American Bar AssociationDynasty Trusts1999