Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Steven's Profile

Steven is a Shareholder in Maynard’s Real Estate & Financial Services Practice.

Steven’s practice focuses on a wide range of real estate matters across industrial, office, residential, retail and timberland sectors. His experience includes representing property owners, developers, operators, investment managers, and institutional investors in structuring joint ventures, partnerships, private equity funds, real estate syndications, and tax-deferred exchanges in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, construction, leasing, management, and disposition of real estate projects across the United States. He also advises clients on complex tax issues pertaining to real estate, including acquisition and disposition planning, capital structuring, like-kind exchanges, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other tax-sensitive matters.

In the timberland sector, Steven has provided significant representation with respect to the acquisition, financing, management, and disposition of, as well as numerous ancillary matters related to the ownership and management of, large tract timber properties. Steven regularly works with and represents one of the premier TIMOs in the United States in connection with his timberland practice.

Steven is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Alabama. Prior to entering the practice of law, Steven practiced as a CPA for six years in the Audit & Assurance group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving on the audits of several large public companies throughout the Southeast. During his final year of law school, Steven co-edited Real Estate Handbook: Land Laws of Alabama, 9th Edition (with Robert McCurley, Jr.) and Alabama Legislation, 8th Edition (with the Alabama Law Institute and Robert McCurley, Jr.).

Steven's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law (2021-present)

Steven's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Steven's Publications

Co-Editor of Real Estate Handbook: Land Laws of Alabama, 9th Edition. LexisNexis (2014)

Co-Editor of Alabama Legislation, 8th Edition. LexisNexis (2014)



Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern)

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2018, LL.M. in Taxation, summa cum laude)

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2014, J.D., cum laude, Scholar of Merit)

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • (2007, M.B.A.)
  • Auburn University
    • (2005, B.S.B.A. in Accountancy, Beta Alpha Psi)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Maynard Cooper & Gale Elevates Five Attorneys to Shareholder

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2023. The Firm’s new shareholders include William Bloom, Tommy Buck, Mike Evans, Jon Mills, and Steven Strother. “These five dedicated attorneys have earned shareholder positions based on their tireless client service...

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Monday, August 22, 2022

200 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Maynard is pleased to announce that 200 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 11 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 56 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who are recognized...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who...

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