Steve represents high net worth families and business owners in the areas of taxation, private client services, estate planning and mergers and acquisitions. Steve uses his broad knowledge of accounting, business, taxation and estate and trust laws to provide practical and valuable guidance to his clients.
Steve relies on his broad range of experience from over 20 years of sophisticated lawyering when addressing his clients’ unique needs which have included negotiations of complex economic and governance terms in various multi-state joint ventures, the creation of tax efficient organizational structures for nationally recognized businesses, ownership and managerial succession plans, pre-monetization (e.g., sale, IPO or SPAC) income and estate tax reduction strategies for business founders and charitable planning.
With an unmatched level of attention and responsiveness, Steve strives to provide all clients of Silverman Schermer with great outcomes and experiences. This commitment to quality has allowed Steve to build Silverman Schermer’s base of high net worth family clients that rely on him for counsel that goes beyond traditional lawyering and frequently involves balancing of difficult family dynamics.
Super Lawyers and Florida Trends’ Legal Elite have recognized Steve as a preeminent attorney. Steve understands the need to give back to the community and serves on the Executive Committee of, and as counsel to, the Community-Police Relations Foundation, Inc., serves on Planned Giving Advisory Board for the University of Miami, is a Benefactor of, and serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Board for, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, is a member of Funding Arts Broward and is actively involved with Make A Wish as recurring sponsor of local events and as a Make A Wish Champion. Recognizing the benefits of a large business and social network, Steve is an active member of the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale and Weston Hills Country Club.
Steve has recently served as a featured speaker for the Broward County Bar Association, the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA) and United Way Miami.
In his private life, Steve enjoys making memories with his wife Stacey and their two daughters.