Charli E. Steed

Charli Steed is a corporate and transactional attorney in Varner & Brandt's Riverside office. She practices in the areas of tax, wealth preservation and general business. Her transactional practice includes assisting businesses with the tax-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings, along with general business matters. She also advises and supports numerous tax-exempt organizations on a variety of nonprofit corporate and tax-related issues under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, including issues related to organization, qualification, tax reporting and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Varner & Brandt LLP, Charli practiced in the Private Client group and the Tax Advice and Controversy group at Bryan Cave. Her practice included a broad range of estate and tax planning matters, such as preparing trusts, wills, powers of attorney, non-judicial settlement agreements, and other fiduciary litigation documents. Her experience also includes researching various tax-related issues pertaining to trusts, wills, IRAs, corporate inversions, and equity funds as well as reviewing and interpreting language in trust documents and wills for individual clients. Charli's transactional experience includes assisting businesses with the tax-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings. She has also supported tax-exempt organizations regarding tax reporting and compliance issues.

Charli was on her Varsity Golf Team at Lyon College, is a 3rd degree blackbelt in American Freestyle Taekwondo and is a Certified Swim Instructor.

Focus

Community Involvement & Pro Bono

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Honors & Awards

  • Washington University School of Law, Dean's List, 2014
  • Washington University School of Law, Journal of Law & Policy, Staff Editor, 2012-2014

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, JD, 2014
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, Tax LLM, 2015
  • Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal, Fall 2013
  • Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, BA cum laude, 2011

Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
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