Steven I. Klein

Member

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1975
  • New Jersey, 1976
  • Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. (Taxation) - 1980
  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Joseph Berstein Prize
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: University of Maryland Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, 1973 - 1975
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.
    • B.S. - 1972
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi
    • Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Major: Accounting

Contact Information

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-299-2105
Fax:
504-299-2305
Email:

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Natural Resources Taxation, Tulane University, 1989 - 2000
  • The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003: Effects on S Corporation, American Bar Association. Tax Section meeting, S Corporations Committee, 2000
  • Coggins Automotive Corporation: Is LIFO Recapture a Dead Letter?, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 2003
  • Subchapter S Modernization Act of 2001, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 2002
  • Special Considerations in Taxable and Non-Taxable Acquisitions Involving S Corporations, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 2002
  • IRS Position on Back-to-Back Loans and Similar Financing Structures, S Corporation Election for Limited Partnerships and Changes in Tax Years Prior to S Corporation Elections, American Bar Association, Tax Section, S Corporations Committee, 2000
  • The Temporary Section 338 Regulations-Effects on S Corporations, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 2000
  • Current Topics-S Corporations, Louisiana State Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, 1999
  • Taxable Dispositions of S Corporations-Issues and Planning Techniques, Including Section 338 (h)(10) Elections, Taxable Pooling Transactions, Installment Sales Reporting, and Use of QSubs, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 1999
  • Tax Free Spin Offs by S Corporations-A Primer, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 1999
  • Federal Income Taxation of Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiaries and Single-Member LLCs, Including Their Use in Acquisitions, American Bar Association, Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 1999
  • S Corporations-Current Developments, Tulane Tax Institute, 1998
  • Final Continuity of Interest Regulations-Special S Corporation Considerations, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 1998
  • Topical Issues under SBJPA and TRA '97-Relief for Inadvertent Invalid Elections and Late Elections, Self-Employment Tax Aspects of S Corporations vs. Partnerships and LLCs, and Miscellaneous Issue, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, 1998
  • Using S Corporations in International Transactions, American Bar Association, Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, October 2000, 2000
  • S Corporations and International Transactions, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, Tax Section Programs, August, 1997
  • Divorce of the S Corporation Shareholder- Effect of 1041 Transfers on Suspended Losses and Other Issues, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, August 1997
  • Conducting International Activities Through Partnerships, LLCs and C Subsidiaries, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, S Corporations Committee, May 1997
  • Planning For S Corporations After the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, Tax Section Programs, January 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2017), Top 50 Louisiana Lawyers (2008, 2012) and Top 50 New Orleans Lawyers (2013)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2007 with special designations, during 2017 or a prior year, in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Franchise Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy - Tax Non-Profit / Charities Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, 2007-2017
  • Chambers and Partners 2004 - 2016 USA Rankings in Louisiana, Corporate/M&A: Tax (Band 1) – Key Individuals: “Steven Klein of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC is a well-regarded tax lawyer based in New Orleans. Commentators particularly praise his federal taxation practice, and note his knowledge of Subchapter S laws.”
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, S Corporations Committee, Chairman, 2002 - 2004
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1981 - 2003
  • Business Entities (Warren Gorham & Lamont), Board of Advisors and Department Heads, 1999 - 2003
  • Journal of S Corporation Taxation (Warren Gorham & Lamont), Board of Advisors and Contributors, 1995 - 1999

Past Employment Positions

  • Internal Revenue Service-District Counsel, Attorney, 1975 - 1980
  • McGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C., Member, 1981 - 1998

Published Works

  • Klein, Monahan, Louisiana Limited Liability, Company-Forms and Practice Manual (Data Trace), 2d ed., 2001
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (Warren Gorham & Lamont), Vol.5, No.1, 2003
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 4, No. 5, 2002
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2002
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2002
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 3, No. 5, 2001
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G &L), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2001
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 2, No. 5, 2000
  • Klein, Proposed Regulations Expand LIFO Recapture but Fail to Address Technical Issues, Journal of S Corporation Taxation, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1994
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol.2, No.1, 2000
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol.1, No.5, 1999
  • Klein, Looney, Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol.1, No.3, 1999
  • Klein, Kulish, Looney, McNulty Current Developments, Business Entities (W, G & L), Vol.1, No.1, 1999