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Stephen Yost

Stephen Yost

  • Tax Law, Business Law
  • Connecticut
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I am an Associate with Collins Hannafin, P.C. in the Firm’s Transactional Department. I currently practice in the areas of Commercial Transactions, Business Formation and Dissolution as well as Taxation and Tax Planning. I earned a BBA and MBA from Pace University and obtained his JD, cum laude from Quinnipiac University as well as an LLM in Tax Law from the University of Alabama School of Law. In Law School I earned the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association’s Gerard M. Stevens Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law, the Law School’s Excellence in Classroom Performance Award, and an Academic Excellence Award.

I am also an Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business. I currently teach SEC Regulation as well as Commercial Law at the Graduate level and Intermediate Accounting at the Undergraduate level.

I am a member of the Connecticut Bar as well as being admitted to the US Tax Court, the Federal District Court of Connecticut, and the US Supreme Court. I am also is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and its Tax Section. I joined Collins Hannafin after spending over 24 years with GE Capital in a number of finance leadership roles at GE Commercial Finance, GE Energy Financial Services, and GE Capital Aviation Services including an expatriate assignment with GE Capital Avis Fleet Services in Brussels Belgium. I am also a CPA having spent 7 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

I have been an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Network serving as a pro bono attorney for a number of Connecticut residents since my admission to the Connecticut Bar in 2006.

Practice Areas
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
ID Number: 425730
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Federal District Court of CT
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US Tax Court
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University of Alabama School of Law
LL.M. (2014) | Tax Law
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Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (2005) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Pace University
MBA (1988) | Public Accounting
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Pace University
B.B.A. (1983) | Business
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association  # 01299714
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State of New York
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CollIns Hannafin, P.C.
148 Deer Hill Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: (203) 744-2150 Ext. 3306