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Stephen R. Larson

Stephen R. Larson

Christian & Barton LLP

Richmond, VA, USA

Steve Larson practices in the area of federal regulation of financial transactions, including securities law, tax and international trade restrictions. He is experienced in dealing with complex financial instruments developed for banks, investment funds and other financial institutions. He is admitted to the Virginia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

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Mr. Larson was a partner at Christian & Barton until 1991, and has subsequently held careers in both the public and private sectors. His federal government experience includes serving as acting general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department and as associate chief counsel for financial institutions and products for the Internal Revenue Service, among other positions. In the private sector, Mr. Larson served as vice president and general counsel-special projects for CSX Corporation.

Practice Areas


College of William & Mary, M.L.&T., 1986

Columbia Law School, J.D., 1971
Stone Scholar

College of William & Mary, B.A., History, 1968

Prior Experience

• Internal Revenue Service
Director, Knowledge Management and Content Development, Large Business & International Tax Division, 2013-2015
Associate Chief Counsel, 2007-2013

• U.S. Department of Treasury
Office of General Counsel, 2004-2007

• CSX Corporation
Vice President, General Counsel-Special Projects, 1992-2004

Professional Affiliations 

Virginia State Bar
Business Law Section, Former Chair

Virginia Bar Association
Business Law Section Council, Former Chair

American Bar Association
Tax Section

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