J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 1984
B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1979
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1997- Present
2023 Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law-Anchorage, Alaska, Best Lawyers in America
2016 Lawyer of the Year, Trusts & Estates Law-Anchorage, Alaska, Best Lawyers in America
2013 Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law-Anchorage, Alaska, Best Lawyers in America
Selected 30 consecutive years to Best Lawyers in America, including for Tax Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Corporate Law, and Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 1993 - Present
Super Lawyers, Tax Law
Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate
Super Lawyers, Business and Corporate Law
2020 Client's Choice Award - Best Estate Planning Attorney in Anchorage, AK, United States Metropolitan Report
Steve has a career-long passion for serving private clients. He also sets aside time to serve as an expert witness. And he's available as a mediator in select cases as well as a lawyering coach.
Steve's work includes:
O'Hara Tax Lawyer LLC, 2018-Present
Bankston Gronning O'Hara, P.C., 1982-2018
Pro Bono Counsel to Nonprofit Organizations
Past Member, Alaska Pacific University Foundation Board of Directors
Past Member, Southcentral Alaska
Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1997 - Present
Past Chair, Alaska Bar Association Section on Estate Planning and Probate
Speaker before estate planning groups over the years
Faculty Member, Springing the Delaware Tax Trap: Drafting Limited Powers of Appointment to Increase Income Tax Basis, June 28, 2016, a live interactive webinar, Stafford Continuing Education, Atlanta, Georgia
State of Alaska, 1984
United States Tax Court, 1985
United States District Court for the District of Alaska, 1985
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1986
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lifelong Christian (Catholic).
Married to Rebecca O'Hara since 1983.
Three children, five grandchildren.
Relax and be joyous in each project. Keep calm and lawyer on. Mentor to young lawyers. Be there for private clients.