J.D./M.B.A., 1978, University of Illinois
B.A., University of Illinois
Steven E. Trytten is a nationally recognized authority on tax and estate planning who practices at Henderson Caverly Pum & Trytten LP and teaches in Miami Law's Heckerling LL.M. Graduate Program in Estate Planning. He is quoted in financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Mr. Trytten lectures across the country (including Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, ALI-ABA programs, NYU Tax Institute, USC Tax Institute, CEB-UCLA Estate Planning Institute, Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, Great Western Tax Institute, Great Southern Tax Institute, AICPA programs, and NAELA Annual Institute, among others). Recent publications include his papers for these Institutes, as well as articles for Trust and Estates Magazine and other publications for professionals engaged in tax and estate planning.
He is one of the top 1% of lawyers in the U.S. to be included in the "Best Lawyers of America" and has been voted by his peers in Los Angeles County as a "Super Lawyer" each year since the "Super Lawyer" process began in 2004, and was further recognized in 2004 as one of the top 100 vote recipients county‑wide among all practice areas.
Mr. Trytten is a "Certified Specialist" in two areas: Taxation Law, and Estate Planning and Probate Law (certification by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC") and a Member of the ACTEC Employee Benefits Committee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Trust & Estates Magazine (Retirement Benefits Section). Mr. Trytten served as Chair of the California State Bar Taxation Section Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation from 1996 to 1998. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He attended the University of Illinois where he received his undergraduate, MBA, and JD degrees. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1978 and to the California Bar in 1983. He became licensed as an Illinois CPA in 1979.