Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates,LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and was named the Las Vegas Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2015 and the Las Vegas Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in2016 by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame®in 2011. He is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been named one of the 24 “Elite Estate Planning Attorneys” in America by The Trust Advisor, one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Worth, one of Southern Nevada’s Best Lawyers in In Business Las Vegas, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts & Estates category in The American Lawyer, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Tax Law category in Corporate Counsel, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning category in Nevada Business Journal, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category in Las Vegas Life and named Mountain States Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category.
Steve received an EPIC Award as Best Young Author from Trusts & Estates magazine in 1998. He is also a frequent lecturer nationally on advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques, including lecturing at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the AICPA, NAEPC and other large conferences.
Steve has been very active in helping get some of the most valuable trust and creditor protection laws passed in Nevada. In the 2001 legislative session, he co-authored Nevada’s charging order law for limited liability companies and limited partnerships, making the charging order the exclusive remedy for a judgment creditor under Nevada law. He co-authored a change to that law in the 2003 legislative session that enhanced the 2001 version of the Nevada law and then again co-authored another charging order bill in the 2011 legislative session which included statutorily protecting single member LLCs with charging order protection and statutorily disallowing any equitable remedies to apply to Nevada limited liability companies, limited partnerships and corporations (except for the alter ego theory which still applies to corporations). In the 2005 legislative session, Steve authored Nevada’s 365-year rule against perpetuities law that now allows people to set up 365-year dynasty trusts in Nevada. He authored a law creating a new form of business entity called the Restricted LLC and Restricted LP in the 2009 legislative session making Nevada the first state to offer these favorable laws that allow for significantly higher valuation discounts than are allowed under any other state law. He has also helped with Nevada’s Domestic Asset Protection legislation and Decanting legislation.