Steven Kolias
Special Counsel | Washington, D.C.
Steven Kolias

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. He advises both U.S. and non-U.S. investors and businesses regarding the U.S. state tax consequences of their investments and business activities. Mr. Kolias has also 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.

  • 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)
    • 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