About Stephen

Stephen Lassar is a partner in the Firm’s New York City office. As a trusted advisor and business counselor, he successfully helps clients plan their current and future estate planning and business needs.

Stephan has been practicing public accounting for more than 35 years. His area of expertise includes working with real estate entities, international companies, closely-held corporations, partnerships, limited and general partnerships, and limited liability companies in the areas of tax compliance and entity structuring, as well as working with business principals and high net worth individuals on a wide range of estate planning tools to help transfer wealth from generation to generation.

In addition, e is currently assisting with an industry study to provide businesses with competitive information regarding manufacturing, quality control, and research and development costs. The benchmark survey that was developed will forecast projections for the fragrance industry.

Stephen joined the Firm in 2007. Previously, he was a director with a publicly-traded accounting and financial services company. His earlier experience includes serving as a partner in his own accounting firm. A past lecturer on various estate planning matters, he has also led continuing professional education courses.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Estate Planning Committee, Past Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • “Trust-Owned Life Insurance: Policy Review and Funding Techniques,” CPA Journal (February 2007)
  • “Wealth Preservation: Five Strategies,” CPA Journal (September 2002)
  • “Income in Respect of a Descendent,” CPA Journal (September 1997)

Masters of Law, Taxation
New York University Graduate School of Law

Juris Doctor, Law
Brooklyn Law School

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
City College

Stephen Lassar is a registered representative and offers securities through Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Other services offered are not affiliated with Raymond James. Family wealth services, trusts and estate services and tax controversy services are not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James financial advisors may only conduct business with residents of the states and/or jurisdictions for which they are properly registered. Therefore, a response to a request for information may be delayed. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state. Investors outside of the United States are subject to securities and tax regulations within their applicable jurisdictions that are not addressed on this site. Contact your local Raymond James office for information and availability.