Steven E. Trytten

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Founding Partner

JD/MBA 1978 - University of Illinois College of Law

BA 1974 - University of Illinois

Practice Areas


Steven E. Trytten, Esq., CPA, MBA, is a nationally recognized authority on tax, estate, and business succession planning, quoted in financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Steve lectures to tax and estate professionals across the country. Recent programs include American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”) meetings, Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, ALI-CLE programs, NYU Tax Institute, USC Tax Institute, CEB-UCLA Estate Planning Institute, Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, Hawaii Tax Institute, Great Western Tax Institute, Great Southern Tax Institute, AICPA programs, and NAELA Annual Institute. Recent publications include his papers for these events, as well as articles for Trusts & Estates, The Journal of Wealth Management and other publications for professionals engaged in tax and estate planning.

Steve has been recognized for fourteen consecutive years as one of the top lawyers in the U.S. by virtue of his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and as 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for Pasadena, CA. He has also been voted by his peers in Los Angeles County as a “Super Lawyer,” and was further recognized as one of the top 100 vote recipients county-wide among all practice areas in 2004.

Steve is a “Certified Specialist” in two areas: Taxation Law, and Estate Planning and Probate Law (certification by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California).

Steve is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”) and serves as a Member of the ACTEC Business Planning and Employee Benefits Committees.

Steve is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Trusts & Estates, The Journal of Wealth Management (Retirement Benefits Section).