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Stephen M. Saxon

Groom Law Group, Chartered

Washington, DC, USA

Steve Saxon joined the firm in 1979 following his graduation from Georgetown University Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University. Steve currently serves as the firm's Chairman.

At Groom Law Group, Steve works on a wide variety of administrative, litigation, and legislative matters involving tax-exempt organizations and ERISA. Steve specializes in matters relating to Title I of ERISA, with respect to which he has obtained scores of advisory opinions and exemptions.  Steve also represents tax-exempt clients in IRS audits and appeals procedures, as well as in restructuring non-profit organizations to address unrelated business income tax and other issues. In addition, Steve has worked on numerous DOL audits of plans and financial institutions that service plans. He heads up the firm's special practice groups on pension plan investments and on 401(k) plan administrative and investment management matters. Among other things, these groups focus on the ERISA, securities, banking, and tax issues that arise in connection with the offering of products to employee benefit plans. Steve has been selected by his peers to be included in "Best Lawyers in America," and is top ranked by Chambers.

When he is not working on behalf of his clients, Steve spends a great deal of time on charitable endeavors. "My involvement with Catholic Charities and the D.C. Special Olympics, and seeing first hand their commitment to helping the poor and disadvantaged, has been extremely rewarding." Steve was a founding director of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Legal Aid Network and is currently a member of the Investment Committee of the Catholic Charities Foundation and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the D.C. Special Olympics. 

Steve is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.


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