Steven Kolias


Steven Kolias

Special Counsel

Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3443 | +1 202 261 3333


Steven J. Kolias concentrates his practice on the state taxation of business and investment entities as well as the federal tax aspects of financial instruments and investment vehicles, particularly with respect to mortgage and asset-backed securitizations. Mr. Kolias has advised extensively on the tax aspects of residential mortgage securitizations structured as real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs). In addition, he has represented nonprofit organizations in connection with employment tax matters and obtaining tax-exempt status.

During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Chief Judge of the United State District Court, Northern District of New York.

Mr. Kolias co-authored an article titled “Is Justice Kennedy’s Quill Mightier than the Online Retailer’s Sword?” appearing in the March/April 2016 edition of Taxation of Exempts published by Thomson Reuters.

  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1994
  • Northeastern University, M.B.A., M.S. Accounting, 1996
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2001
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with Distinction, Taxation, 2009
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
Speaking Engagements
  • Tax Issues for Securitization — CLE presentation by Dechert LLP (January 8, 2020)
  • Tax Considerations for Non-US Charities Seeking to Raise Funds in the US — TrustLaw (July 17, 2019)
  • State and Local Tax:  Recent Developments in Nexus Standards (November 14, 2012)