Clients rely on Steven Garden for advice on a wide range of tax matters, including asset-backed securitizations, structured finance transactions, tax-exempt bond financings, catastrophe bond issuances, and cross-border stock and debt offerings. Steven also provides counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and disposition 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.

Spoken Languages

  • English


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


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