Overview

Steven P. Larson is an associate at McCarthy Lebit. His practice focuses on general corporate law and includes a wide variety of transactional work, including commercial real estate (buying, selling and leasing), banking and finance (C&I, ABL, RE), early-stage companies and mergers and acquisition deals. Steven represents buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, and landlords and tenants. Additionally, his practice includes all aspects of estate planning and business succession planning.

Having worked on both sides of a deal, Steven understands the sticking points of the opposing party. This allows him to help his clients negotiate better deals more efficiently and effectively. Steven’s tax and accounting background provide him additional insight into the mechanics of a deal and help avoid potential adverse tax consequences for his clients.

Before attending law school, Steven engaged in tax compliance and planning as a CPA. He spent three years with a large international accounting firm focusing on large real estate developers and two years as the tax specialist of a publicly-traded specialty insurance company.   His legal education and experience make him uniquely qualified to both plan and implement transactions from a tax perspective.

Education

  • Kent State University
    • BBA Accounting
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • JD

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court

Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member
  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Associate Board Co-Chair, Board Member

Articles

  • "What to Expect When You’re Expecting… to Sell Your Business", McCarthy Lebit Business Law Blog, March 2018
  • "Succession Planning: Planning Today for Tomorrow," McCarthy Lebit Business Law Blog, July 2017
  • "It’s never too early to begin crafting your business succession plan," Smart Business Magazine, June 2017
  • "Variations to traditional sale offer additional benefits," Crain's Cleveland Business, January 2017
  • "When doves cry... and siblings feud," McCarthy Lebit Trusts & Estates Blog, April 2016
  • "What’s your five-year plan?" McCarthy Lebit Business Blog, March 2016
  • "Before you sign on dotted line, address post-closing obligations in a business sale," Crain's Cleveland Business, January 2016
  • "Three Reasons You Still Need A Trust," Crain's Cleveland Business, November 2015

Presentations

  • Small Business Law, Aviatra, 2017
  • Small Business Law, The Dealership, 2017
  • Basics of Operating Agreements for Accountants, Skoda Minotti, 2016
  • Creative Ways to Fund your Cleanup While Avoiding Liability: Using Tax Incentives to Fund Brownfield Development, Ohio Brownfield Conference, 2014