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Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Trusts: 15%
  3. Tax: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Wills: 5%

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  • Michael Davidov

    I I've known Steve for several years. He's been a a wonderful mentor in the area of estate planning law. Steve is one of the most knowledgeable estate planning attorneys in the country and a well known authority on the subject of estate planning. I wholeheartedly endorse him.


    Michael Davidov Estate planning Attorney
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2844 Piantino Cir
San Diego, CA, 92108

6050 Santo Road
Suite 240
San Diego, CA, 92019



MOGood Standing, Active198601/08/2013
DCInactive 198807/06/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive198705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ceritified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts, and ProbateCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2005
American Jurisprudence Award - Estate PlanningCatholic University1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Director of EducationAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Louis University2000 - 2001
AssociateArmstrong Teasdale1997 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorMaryville University1993 - 1993
Law ClerkMissouri Supreme Court1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1988 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Missouri BarMember1986 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)Treasurer2007 - 2008
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisBoard of Governors1999 - 2000
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisChairperson (Section on Taxation)1999 - 2000
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember (Multidisciplinary Task Force)1999 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
Real Simple MagazineDo You Need a Financial Guru2010
Smart MoneyHow to Cut Funeral Costs Now2010
Baltimore SunA Billionaire's Death Renews Interest in Bringing Back the Federal Estate Tax2010
Los Angeles TimesHeirs of the Wealthy Escape Estate Tax2010
New Jersey Star-LedgerBoss' Death Spotlights Debate on Estate Tax2010
CNNMoney.comEstate Tax in Limbo2010
Faster TimesHow to Be a Good Executor2010
Chicago TribuneLaw offers a 2nd chance to value estate portfolio2010
Estate PlanningState Death Tax Lives On2004
Journal of Practical Estate Planning529 Plans: Estate Planning's Holy Grail2003
The St. Louis LawyerMultidisciplinary Practice: a Brave New World2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Grinnell CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring Summit - New Orleans, LAAvoiding Estate Planning Malpractice2011
Insight Series panelEstate Planning basics2008
Insight SeriesEstate Planning Strategies2008