As a partner in Rubin Winston Diercks Harris & Cooke, Steven advises a small number of high net worth individuals and families on a variety of matters including estate planning, wealth protection and transfer strategies, charitable giving and personal legal and business matters. He works with clients’ investment, tax, insurance and other advisors as needed and serves as “general counsel” when other attorneys with specialized expertise are retained.
Steven began his legal career with representation of commercial real estate lenders and developers. For many years he represented television and radio station owners on regulatory and business matters, and has negotiated and managed mergers, acquisitions and asset dispositions, particularly those involving media assets, for numerous transactions worth well in excess of 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
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 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 served on the boards and advisory boards of a number of non-profit organizations.