Steven B. Wolf
Steve is a business and tax attorney who concentrates his practice on corporate and business transactions, as well as federal and state tax law, retirement and estate planning. His practice also includes representation on income tax controversy matters before the United States Tax Court, IRS and state taxing authorities. He has been successful in negotiating many favorable settlements in these matters.
Steve grew up watching his father work diligently to become a certified public accountant (CPA) and eventually start his own business. Steve learned his work ethic and entrepreneurial drive from his father and applies those daily to his law practice.
As a certified public accountant and business attorney with a strong background in tax law, Steve can go beyond traditional legal services in identifying and resolving business issues and assisting his clients with all aspects of their business planning and operations, including organization, tax issues, real estate, leasing, expansion and corporate finance matters such as private placements that involve equity or debt securities. He has assisted many clients in developing and implementing business succession, providing them with individualized tax and legal advice from inception through growth to succession or disposition.
Furthermore, Steve’s in-depth experience in real estate leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, and in real estate sales, representing both purchasers and sellers, provides him with the ability to efficiently counsel clients in all issues that arise in the leasing and sale of real estate.
Prior to founding the predecessor of Wolf Solovy & Zivin, Steve worked for the Internal Revenue Service, in the international tax department of Coopers & Lybrand (n/k/a PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and as a partner in one of the 75 largest law firms in Chicago.
Steve’s favorite activity outside of work is spending time with his family. He also enjoys photography, scuba diving and rooting for his adopted NCAA basketball team, the Kansas Jayhawks.