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Steven A. McCanless

Tax Specialist

Steven McCanless is a Tax Specialist in the Trusts & Estates Group. He assists clients with the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, and gift tax returns. Additionally, he prepares preliminary tax projections for estate planning purposes and works closely with attorneys on estate administration. He also responds to IRS notices and communications.

Prior to joining LP, he was a Professional Advisor for McDermott Will & Emory LLP, a Senior Tax Analyst for The Northern Trust Company, and a former service member in the United States Marine Corps. Steven earned his MST degree from DePaul University, his BBA degree from Benedictine University, and his AA degree from MiraCosta College.


Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7693

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • DePaul University, Master of Science-Taxation
  • Benedictine University, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • MiraCosta College, Associate of Arts


  • If you weren’t a tax specialist, what would you be?
    I would be a landscape architect / designer.

  • What’s your favorite quote?
    Measure twice, cut once.

  • How do you spend your free time?
    5 kids, what free time?

  • What is your favorite month of the year and why?
    October, the temperature begins to drop, and the leaves start to change colors.