Steven J. Hare

Steven J. Hare

Austin, Texas

Mr. Hare is an associate of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP.  He practices primarily in the area of estate planning and probate law.  His practice includes the representation of clients in complex estates, limited liability entities, and multifaceted wealth strategies.  In addition, he counsels clients with regard to their charitable objectives, including advising on the formation and management of private foundations.  Mr. Hare also represents clients in connection with probate procedures, trust and estate administration, and trust modifications.  This work includes supporting the firm's litigators in contentious matters relating to trusts and estates.  Mr. Hare also assists in the representation of the firm's cross-border clients, advising on tax, compliance and asset protection issues.


• University of Texas School of Law (LL.M., 2016)
• University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall (LL.M., first class, 2014)
• University of Warwick (LL.B., first class, 2012)
• University of Hong Kong (Exchange Program, 2011)

Practice Areas

• Estate Planning
• Probate, Estate & Trust Administration
• International Estate Planning

Professional Memberships and Honors

• Dean's Achievement Award, University of Texas, 2016
• E.M. Burnett Prize, University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall, 2014
• Julia Kerr Prize, University of Warwick, 2012
• Member, State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section)
• Member, Austin Bar Association (Estate Planning Section)
• Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Estate Planning Council of Central Texas


• Author, "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It…But If It Is Broke Then Good Luck Navigating The Revised Texas Decanting Statute."  Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter, vol. 56, no. 1, 2018, pp. 93-98.
• Contributing Author, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics (West Group, 1995)

Areas of Practice

  • Probate, Estate & Administration

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