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Steven James Hopp

About Steven Hopp

About me

Steven J. Hopp is a corporate, business and tax attorney at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., in Seattle, Washington.  He is currently President and Managing Partner and serves on the firm's Board of Directors.


Mr. Hopp devotes his practice to corporate, partnership and business matters with an emphasis on Federal tax issues. He serves as primary outside general counsel to a variety of clients, focusing on closely-held middle-market companies and emerging businesses. 


Mr. Hopp is actively involved in the following areas:


  • Creation, restructuring and reorganization of corporate, limited liability companies, and partnership enterprises
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing for a wide variety of products
  • Commercial agreements and contracts for general business transactions
  • Transactional work, including  financing, mergers and acquisitions of businesses
  • Counseling corporations regarding executive compensation and succession planning
  • On-going governance and management of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships

    Mr. Hopp has been named a Washington Law and Politics' Super Lawyer for each of the years 2001-2009, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America consistently for many years.  He was honored in the January/February 2009 issue of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition as one of the top attorneys in Corporate and Securities Law in America.


    Mr. Hopp is listed as AV in Martindale Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest peer review rating given for the standard of professional ability and other professional qualifications.


    Mr. Hopp holds an LL.M. in Taxation. He is a CPA (Inactive) and practiced with a Big 4 accounting firm prior to entering the practice of law.