Steven F. Luby


Steve Luby is a member of the firm, and his practice focuses on tax planning, business organizations, estate planning, commercial transactions, and public finance. Mr. Luby is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Luby earned his B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit College in 1977 and a J.D. from West Virginia University in 1980. Mr. Luby has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980.

Mr. Luby’s experience includes:

  • Estate planning, business succession planning and asset protection planning for various high net worth clients, including several families whose net worth exceeds $20 -$50 million and exceeds $150 million in the aggregate and also the implementation of several foreign asset protection plan structures;
  • Tax planning for closely held businesses, including Subchapter S taxation issues and partnership taxation issues;
  • The joint venture financing, sales or purchase of various closely held businesses, including the formation of a joint venture manufacturing facility in Missouri;
  • As general corporate counsel to various closely held business, including a multi-specialty surgical hospital and a manufacturing company;
  • Legal counsel concerning oil and gas drilling programs;
  • As developer’s counsel concerning various tax increment financing of public infrastructure for two large real estate developments, including the tax increment financing of $30 million of public infrastructure for a 1600 acre multi-use real estate development whose private investment is expected to be in excess of $1 billion over a twenty-five year period; and
  • As underwriter’s counsel of various internationally recognized investment banking firms concerning various public financing transactions, including the underwriting and sale of approximately $200 million of tax-exempt surface improvements special obligation notes issued in three series to finance highway construction projects in West Virginia

Mr. Luby is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.