What do you enjoy most about working with entrepreneurs?
“With startup and less mature businesses, they’re hearing all of this for the first time. A lot of the stuff I’m telling them, they don’t know it. It’s kind of fun because they appreciate it . . . it forces me to slow down and explain what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, and I enjoy that.”
Graham Stevens has a knack for finding creative solutions for his clients’ thorny business issues.
With more than a decade of legal experience, Graham is adept at paring a problem down to its essence and finding a workable solution to the benefit of his clients. He takes pride in providing time-sensitive responses to clients’ queries, understanding they frequently can’t afford to wait for an answer to pressing business concerns.
Graham focuses his practice on acquisitions and business services, taxation, estate planning and real estate.
He represents privately held companies in legal and compliance matters, debt, and equity financing transactions and business succession planning. He also routinely advises clients on legal and tax issues involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, including choice of entity, formation, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.
Graham helps his small- and mid-size company clients navigate employee benefit and retirement plans and executive compensation, as well as compliance with applicable laws.
He also assists with the acquisition, financing, development and leasing and sale of commercial real estate and advises financial institutions on compliance and regulatory matters.
Graham earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008 and his LL.M. in taxation from Washington University School of Law in 2010.
While in law school, he interned in the financial services division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the small business/self-employed division of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.Show More
- Washington University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2010)
- Gary I. Boren Memorial Award for Highest GPA
- CALI Award For Highest Grade: Corporate Taxation, Advanced Corporate Taxation: Tax-Free Mergers and Acquisitions, Advanced Corporate Taxation: Spin-Offs and Single Party Reorganizations, State and Local Taxation, Accounting for Tax Lawyers and Introduction to Tax Credits and Development Incentives
- Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
- Lead Editor Saint Louis University School of Law Public Law Review
- Wake Forest University (B.A., 2003)
- Missouri, 2008
Professional Associations & Memberships
- The Missouri Bar
- The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis