Steven J. Hare

Steven J. Hare

Austin, Texas

Mr. Hare is an associate of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. He practices primarily in the areas of international trust and estate planning, estate planning, and probate law. Mr. Hare is a dual-qualified lawyer and is both a Solicitor of England and Wales (Non-Practicing) and a licensed Texas attorney. Mr. Hare assists in the representation of the firm's cross-border clients, advising on tax, compliance, multi-jurisdictional probate, and asset protection issues. His practice also includes matters relating to domestic estate planning, complex estates, trust modifications, and the creation and administration of limited liability entities. This work includes supporting the firm's litigators in contentious matters relating to trusts and estates. Mr. Hare also counsels clients with regard to their charitable objectives, including advising on the formation and management of private foundations.


• 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 Trust & Estate Planning

Professional Memberships and Honors

• Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2020)
• Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
• Solicitor of England and Wales (Non-Practicing)
• 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

Publications and Presentations (Selected)

• Author, "The UK Trust Registration Service and its Potential Impact on International Trust Planning," Steve Leimberg's International Tax Planning Newsletter #32, (June 29, 2020)
• Author, "Campbell v. Commissioner - "Nest Egg" Planning and Settlor Control in Asset Protection Trusts" Steve Leimberg's Asset Protection Planning Newsletter #382, (April 25, 2019)
• 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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