Steven is an Attorney, Registered Principal and experienced financial advisor who entered the financial services industry in 1991. His law practice, with offices in Nevada and New York, provides consulting, tax and legal services to individuals on estate planning and business start-ups on formation, contracts, capital and expansion.
An immigrant to the United States at age 9, Steven grew up in the inner city and experienced first-hand the challenges of urban poverty. This personal experience has instilled in him a belief in the transformational power of education.
While in law school, Steven established the Buffalo chapter of the American Education Foundation (AMEDF) to help others pursue higher education opportunities in his adopted home town. Steven currently serves as a Trustee, Chair of the Buffalo Chapter Committee and Chair of the Professional Advisors Committee for the AMEDF.
Steven obtained his law degree, MBA and BA in Economics from the University at Buffalo (UB). His academic achievements include earning both his MBA and BA with Distinction, induction in 1999 to Beta Gamma Sigma, the prestigious honor society for collegiate schools of business, and selection as the ‘Total Executive’ by the 1997 UB School of Management MBA Advantage Program.
Steven lives in Amherst NY with his wife Gail and their multiple rescued cats (the number varies depending on the time of year and how many were adopted out successfully). His varied interests, besides caring for his rescues, include reading, travelling, riding his motorcycles and gardening.