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-Steve Young

Steven B. Hilton

Steven Hilton is a tax attorney working in our trusts, estates and wealth preservation practice group, focusing primarily on planning, preparing and administering trusts and estates for high-net-worth individuals. As an experienced tax attorney, he also advises clients on structuring business and real estate transactions, forming and operating nonprofits, forming business entities, business succession planning, and other federal and state tax matters. He also has experience assisting clients in resolving tax debts with the IRS.

While enrolled in Brigham Young University’s highly-ranked accounting program, Steven worked as a tax intern for Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C., which sparked his interest in the legal side of the tax world. This experience ultimately led him to earn a joint Masters of Accounting and Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. Steven enjoys helping clients find creative solutions to problems through his work as a tax and estate planning attorney. He also takes great pride in helping his next generation of clients with their parents’ trust and estate matters.

Outside of his work as a tax and estate planning attorney, Steven loves spending time with his wife and three kids, hiking in the outdoors and serving in the community. An avid sports fan, he always finds time to cheer on his beloved BYU Cougars. Steven is also passionate about all things India, where he served as a missionary for two years.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • M.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University
  • B.S., Brigham Young University

Areas of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest trust, estate, and probate litigation practices in the Southwest.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest private client and estate planning practices in the Southwest.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest private client and estate planning practices in the Southwest.

Our tax attorneys help clients structure their businesses and transactions in the most tax-efficient manner.

Our trusts and estates attorneys represent individuals and business owners in a range of matters.


  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, 2021


  • Arizona
  • California


  • Hindi, Conversant