Steve Poulathas, shareholder in the Taxation, Business and Corporate, Trusts and Estates and Employee Benefits Practice Groups at Flaster Greenberg PC, has been named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2017 New Leaders of the Bar. This prestigious award is given to those attorneys who are considered future leaders of the legal community in New Jersey. Steve is one of 36 attorneys selected to the list under the age of 40 that was determined by a seven-member judging panel composed of evaluators from all corners of the legal profession and around the state.
Poulathas counsels and represents individuals, family-owned businesses and public companies in the tax, business and finance, and estate practice areas. In his capacity as a general outside counsel for privately held companies, his clients find him to be a trusted adviser that becomes an integral part of their business team.
His prior experience at the IRS together with his LL.M. in Taxation have helped make him a “Go-To” tax attorney for his clients seeking cutting edge tax planning and resolution of complex tax controversies. He also represents taxpayers before the IRS or other state taxing authorities with property tax appeals, voluntary disclosures, Offers-In-Compromise, and other collection matters. With significant transactional experience at Flaster Greenberg and previously at an international law firm, Poulathas guides clients in the formation, merger, acquisition, disposition, and reorganization of business entities and their financing needs in tax efficient transactions. He also works with clients to achieve a tax-efficient transfer of their businesses and wealth with strategic estate planning and estate administration.
Poulathas frequently publishes articles and lectures on the areas within his practice. Since joining the firm in 2008, he has been named a New Jersey Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, a Top Attorney by SJ Magazine, an Awesome Attorney by South Jersey Magazine and named to the Burlington County Forty Under 40 Class by the Burlington County Times. An active leader and volunteer in the community who is fluent in Greek and with conversational skills in Spanish, Poulathas volunteers as general counsel to the U.S./Greece Business Advisory Counsel and the Chios Society of America, a fraternal educational and charitable foundation. He also has served in various leadership positions on the board of Greek Orthodox Churches and chaired successful capital campaigns. Additionally, he provides significant pro bono legal assistance to a variety of nonprofit charities and religious organizations.
Poulathas graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University School of Law where he ranked in the top five of his class. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as associate editor of the Villanova Law Review.
Information about each award recipient was included in a special supplement that was published in The New Jersey Law Journal on June 12th. The winners will be honored as part of the Professional Excellence Awards dinner, which will also recognize the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Leaders Awards, including Flaster Greenberg shareholder Peter R. Spirgel.
For a list of this year's recipients of the New Leaders of the Bar, click here.
- Steven Poulathas