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Biography

Steven F. Luby practices in the Charleston, West Virginia office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and focuses his practice in the areas of tax, business organizations, commercial transactions,  estate planning, asset protection planning,  estate and trust  administration,  business succession planning, and federal and state tax controversies.  He has extensive experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration,  as  well as tax,  buy-sell  and business succession planning for closely held businesses and professional entities.   Mr. Luby is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  He received his law degree from West Virginia University and his undergraduate degree from Wheeling Jesuit University where he graduated magna cum laude.  He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and West Virginia.  Mr. Luby is also recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2008-Present), Tax Law (2018-Present), Trusts and Estates (2022-Present)
West Virginia University College of Law, Law Review
Graduated magna cum laude, Wheeling Jesuit University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation Sections)
West Virginia Bar Association (Probate Committee)

Key Experience

Representation of numerous clients on the implementation of federal, gift, generation skipping transfer, and income tax planning and other estate planning, including the drafting of wills, revocable trusts, insurance trusts, special needs trusts, grantor annuity trusts and charitable trusts. Several estate plans exceeded $50 million of net worth.
Representation of numerous clients on estate administration, elective share and probate matters in West Virginia
Implemented numerous pre-marital agreements with the assistance of experienced divorce attorneys for high net worth clients and their children, particularly clients who own closely held businesses

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1982-2014 Lewis Glasser Casey and Rollins, PLLC
1980-1982 Coopers & Lybrand