Steven R. Director

Steven R. Director: Attorney with Bayard, P.A.
  • Director at Bayard, P.A. (20 Attorneys)
  • Courthouse Square, 600 N. King Street, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Steven R. Director (Steve) is a director and shareholder at Bayard. Steve has over 36 years of experience in private practice in the areas of business transactions, tax, trust (personal and corporate) planning and administration, estate planning and administration, and business succession planning.
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Biography

Steven R. Director (Steve) is a director and shareholder at Bayard. Steve has close to 40 years of experience in private practice in the areas of business transactions, tax, trust planning and administration (both personal and corporate), estate planning and administration, and business succession planning. Through a “hands-on” approach, Steve develops effective strategies and follow-through steps to assist his entity and individual clients form, acquire, and sell businesses, resolve significant family and entity ownership and related disputes, negotiate and reach agreements with tax authorities, and accomplish his clients’ tax, estate, and trust planning goals. Steve is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Delaware and Maryland, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Steve advises closely-held businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies, professional practices, and other entities, and their owners on a variety of tax and transactional issues, including structuring and negotiating business formations, acquisitions, divisions, and sales; and advising on business succession planning. He frequently represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities. As a part of his business practice, he represents business and individuals in a variety of commercial transactions. In addition, he has extensive experience in negotiating agreements or disputes to mutually favorable outcomes.

Steve is the current Vice-Chair of the Tax Appeal Board of the State of Delaware, an active member and past Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Section on Taxation, a twice past President and member of the Wilmington Tax Group, and a member and past Chair of the Estate Planning Council of Delaware. In 2016, Steve completed the Harvard Negotiation Intensive Workshop hosted by Harvard’s Negotiation Institute. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

Steve is a former Secretary and Board Member of the Delaware Community Foundation, a former Board Member and Chair of the Legal Committee of Greenville Country Club, a former Board Member/Chair of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, a member of the Board of Governors of the Central Branch (DE) YMCA, and a flag officer of The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia. Steve is a frequent speaker on a variety of tax, asset protection, trust, estate, and business planning topics at seminars and meetings sponsored by professional and community groups.

Most Recent Speaking Engagements:

•2011 Delaware Trust Conference, Trust Ethics - Keeping the Pack Pure - A variety of case studies on trustee/beneficiary issues (October 2011).
•Delaware Society of CPA’s, Working with the Internal Revenue Service-Offers in Compromise and Installment Agreements (December 2009).
•Delaware Tax Institute, Current Developments, Planning Ideas, and Hot Topics (January 2009).
•National Business Institute, Advanced LLC Issues (December 2007/2008).

News

2019 Best Lawyers List Includes 8 Bayard Attorneys

Delaware Today Announces Seven Bayard Attorneys in 2017 Top Lawyer Edition

Bayard’s Steven R. Director Successfully Assists Local Developer with Approval of Contested Annexation, Rezoning and Land Development Plan from the Newark, Delaware City Council

Bayard’s Steven R. Director & Sara E. Bussiere Win In The United States Tax Court In Crabtree v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Bayard’s Steve Director Attends BBB of Delaware’s 50 Year Anniversary Celebration

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Tax
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(302) 429-4222  Phone
(302) 658-6395  Fax
www.bayardlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Colorado, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1977; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
1978, United States District Court for the District of Delaware; 1994, United States District Court for the District of Maryland; 1977, Delaware; 1978, United States Tax Court; 1993, Maryland; 1982, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Memberships:

Membership

•American Bar Association
•Delaware State Bar Association
•Maryland State Bar Association
•Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Birth Information:
Wilmington, Delaware, November 29, 1952
ISLN:
907838720
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (28 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/09/17 in Trusts and Estates

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a General Counsel on 08/04/15 in Business Succession Planning

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    I have worked with Steve over the years and have found him to be an excellent lawyer of high moral character. Steve has always been extremely professional in all of his dealings with me and my clients and is a example of the type of attorney that makes the Delaware legal community such a great place to practice. Read less

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