Steven D. Garden

Tax Transactions & Planning, Tax, Pro Bono


Clients rely on Steven Garden for advice on a wide range of tax matters, including in respect of asset-backed securitizations, structured finance transactions, credit and synthetic risk transfers, global trade finance and factoring, commercial paper conduits, tax-exempt bond financings, catastrophe bond issuances, and cross-border stock and debt offerings. Steven also provides counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses and international tax planning—in particular, international corporate structure planning, offshore insurance company planning and cross-border transactions (including outbound investment and operation in foreign jurisdictions and foreign investment in the United States).

Clients served by Steven include Ally Bank, Barclays Bank, Blackstone, Canadian pensions, Envestnet, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PNC Bank, Santander Consumer, and T.D. Bank


  • Northwestern University School of Law, LLM in Taxation, with honors
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, with honors
    Senior Associate, Chicago-Kent Law Review; Dean's List
  • Hebrew Theological College, BA, with high honors
    Dean's List


  • Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG), Tax Committee