Stein Law assists clients with the formation and operation of their businesses, beginning with planning and entity selection designed to achieve our client’s short-term objectives and long term goals. Our clients are typically closely held businesses and include startups as well as multi-generational family businesses. We represent a variety of entity types, operating anywhere in the world, throughout their life cycle.
The attorneys and staff at Stein Law work closely with clients to develop growth plans that are customized to meet the acquisitive or organic needs of our clients and their companies.
Our expertise with all aspects of mergers and acquisitions comes from over 20 years of combined experience assisting in due diligence, negotiating complex purchase and sale agreements, and providing assistance in the intricate financing arrangements that often accompany these transactions. We work on behalf of our clients to leverage existing relationships and align client companies and interests with similar businesses and profit models.
We also represent foreign enterprises relocating to, or doing business in, the United States. These clients rely on Stein Law to identify potential locations and negotiate with state and local representatives for incentives. Our relocation services include, but are not limited to, negotiating terms with contractors, insurance carriers, financial institutions, government agencies, tax abatements, etc.
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“Doug is one of the brightest people I have ever worked with, you know you are in good hands.” Michael P., Norcross, GA
You Come First
We know you have complicated business, tax, and estate. Don’t forget personal matters as well. We tend to know where the dead bodies are located (and ex’s).
We will have a real conversation about your needs, desires, and concerns.
We will address you as person, not just a problem that needs to be solved.
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We take Steps 1 & 2 and present you with real world solutions that cover all your bases.
Douglas Stein is the Founder of Stein Law, LLC. The firm was created to provide clients the benefit of large firm experience and quality at a reasonable cost.
Mr. Stein concentrates his practice on business planning, tax, and trust and estate planning and administration. He represents owners of closely-held domestic and international businesses, principals of private equity/venture capital/LBO funds, life settlement companies, executives and families of significant wealth in all aspect of their tax and business needs. With extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and tax leveraged transactions, assisting clients with the complexity of international business transactions, and IRS controversy matters, especially for foreigners with US contacts, Douglas Stein provides careful and sophisticated tax planning and advice that minimizes the costs associated with increasingly complex tax laws and business transactions.
Mr. Stein has extensive experience litigation experience, beginning his career with District Counsel for the IRS and he continues to represent his clients in IRS controversy work in both federal and state audits and the U.S. Tax Court.
He advises his multinational and international clients on both inbound and outbound transactions, business management issues, and sophisticated estate planning. His expertise is assisting clients in harmonizing their estate and income tax needs for themselves, their families, and their businesses. Mr. Stein’s diverse experience makes him uniquely qualified to spot tricky issues and bring real value to his clients.
Being well-published in peer reviewed journals, Douglas Stein lectures frequently on a variety of tax topics and was selected as a Michigan Rising Star and a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012.
Douglas Stein is vice-chair of the Business Investment Entities, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association, and frequently lectures at their conferences. He has commented on proposed regulations by the IRS and his comments were incorporated into the final regulations.
Mr. Stein received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
He is a member of the Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee and New York Bars and is admitted to the United States Tax Court.
Prior to joining Stein Law, LLC as an Associate, Evita Jantaraweragul earned a Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy from Central Michigan University and completed her Juris Doctorate at John Marshall Law School.
Ms. Jantaraweragul also worked at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at the Fort Benning US Army Base in Georgia where she was responsible for drafting opinions based on her research and review of current and pending Federal and State court cases. Ms. Jantaraweragul developed an extensive knowledge of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (i.e., “military law”) while with the Staff Judge Advocate, and was regularly called upon to draft briefs for presentment to Judge Advocate Generals of the Legal Assistance Division.
Ms. Jantaraweragul is a Member of the Georgia Bar and specializes in Tax and Estate Planning.
Ms. Zhu earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Law from Tongji University in Shanghai in 2014. After working with the British Council Ms. Zhu attended Emory University School of Law, where she received her J.D and LLM with honors. While attending Emory Ms. Zhu interned with the Emory Volunteer Clinic for Veterans and an externship with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. Ms. Zhu received the Emory Transactional Law and Skills Certificate and awarded the Burt & Betty Schear Book Award upon graduation. Ms. Zhu clerked with Shanghai Intermediate Court Civil Division which specializes in commercial contracts litigation. In addition, Ms. Zhu interned with the Emory Volunteer Clinic for Veterans and an externship with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
Ms. Zhu is a member of the Georgia and New York Bars. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Karine joined Stein Law in 2020. After finishing her associate’s degree in Executive Secretarial studies in Brazil and working for the Executive Committee for the State of Sao Paulo coordinating the 2014 FIFA World Cup Karine moved to the United States. She attended Georgia State University, graduating with Honors in business administration. Karine is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.