As a partner in Rubin Winston Diercks Harris & Cooke, Steven advises clients on a wide range of legal matters. He advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth protection and transfer strategies, trusts, charitable giving and personal legal and business matters. He also provides legal and business advice to privately held businesses.
Steven began his legal career in commercial real estate, communications and business law. He has extensive experience in negotiating and managing mergers, acquisitions and asset dispositions, particularly those involving media assets, having done so for numerous transactions worth more than US$1 billion in the aggregate.
Steven received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, where he was an editor the Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York.
Private Client Services
Estates and Trusts
Business Law and Transactions
Professional & Civic Affiliations
Steven’s primary charitable interests are international species conservation and ending the illegal wildlife trade. He supports organizations and initiatives that advance these these causes, individually, through the Stone Family Charitable Trust, and in partnership with others. He also travels extensively to meet with current and potential philanthropic partners, visit projects in Africa and Asia and attend conferences on conservation and transnational wildlife crime. Steven has supported and served on the boards and advisory boards of a number of non-profit organizations.