Our Work

Law Office of Stephen J. Small

Succession Planning

Represent individual, corporate, and family owners of ranchland, farmland, forestland, plantations, family estates, and historic property in planning and succession planning for family property, including conservation easements and preservation easements; consultation with local counsel.

Land Acquisition

Advise government agencies and non-profits on leveraging land acquisition dollars through tax-advantaged planning and legal planning for property owners; extensive consultation with government agencies and non-profits on a wide range of private land protection projects.

Conservation Buying

Advise and plan for conservation buyers, represent individual and corporate clients in structuring bargain sales of easements and property to conservation and preservation organizations and government agencies, plan for charitable gifts and bargain sales to charity by S corporations owning land, and plan for and create family private foundations and charitable trusts, especially in connection with multi-generational family land and tax planning.

Consultations & Workshops

Work and consult with property owners and their advisors, and conduct workshops and continuing legal education programs in more than forty-six states and abroad.

Country’s leading expert on saving land and taxes


Stephen J. Small

Administrative Staff

Lisa and Steve have worked together since 1992, and in 1995, she assisted Steve in opening up the law firm. Lisa is in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week.

Lisa Matsko

Office Manager