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 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 JD and LLM with honors. While attending Emory Ms. Zhu interned with the Emory Volunteer Clinic for Veterans and externed with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. Ms. Zhu received the Emory Transactional Law and Skills Certificate and was awarded the Burt & Betty Schear Book Award upon graduation. Ms. Zhu also clerked with Shanghai Intermediate Court Civil Division which specializes in commercial contracts litigation.
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.