Steven E. Trytten
JD/MBA 1978 - University of Illinois College of Law
BA 1974 - University of Illinois
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, 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 Journal of Wealth Management and other publications for professionals engaged in tax and estate planning.
Steve has been recognized for fifteen consecutive years as one of the top lawyers in the U.S. by virtue of his inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America© in the fields of “Estate Planning” and “Employee Benefits,” 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,” with further recognition as one of the top 100 vote recipients county-wide among all practice areas in 2004, and is listed in Chambers & Partners 2017 High Net Worth Guide.
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 ACTEC and serves as Chair of the ACTEC Employee Benefits Committee. He also serves on the ACTEC Business Planning and Program Committees.
Steve served on the Editorial Advisory Board, Retirement Benefits Section, for Trusts & Estates Journal of Wealth Management (2011 – 2016).
Steve teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law graduate program in Estate Planning (2010 – present).
Steve served as Chair of the Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation, Taxation Section of the California State Bar (1996 – 1998). He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Steve attended the University of Illinois where he received his undergraduate, MBA, and JD degrees. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1978 and to the California Bar in 1983. He was licensed as an Illinois CPA in 1979.