Stephen K. Hall

Stephen K. Hall

Zaino Hall & Farrin LLC
41 South High Street
Suite 3600
Columbus, OH 43215

Main Office Phone: 614.326.1120
Direct Work Phone: 614.349.4812
FAX: 614.754.6368

Professional Experience:

Steve provides tax services, legal business counsel, and lobbying services to clients in the manufacturing, retail, financial and service sectors of the economy. He also heads up the Firm’s Real Estate Tax Practice Group, representing real property owners in valuation matters and exemption matters.

Earlier in his career, Steve served as Assistant Counsel to the Ohio Tax Commissioner, where he was a policy and technical advisor to the Tax Commissioner, the Ohio Governor’s Office, and the Ohio Department of Development, while representing the Ohio Department of Taxation before the Ohio General Assembly.

Steve is a frequent speaker on technical Ohio tax matters, Ohio tax policy, and national tax policy matters addressing multistate taxation. He is also actively involved in lobbying Ohio’s General Assembly and participates in various Ohio Bar Association committees addressing Ohio tax policy and procedure.

Practice Focus:

Steve’s practice focuses on tax controversy and tax policy at the state and local level, including representation of clients before County Boards of Revision, Local Income Tax Boards of Review, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, and Ohio state courts. He also represents clients before Ohio’s General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and other state and local government agencies. Steve provides state and local lobbying services and assists clients in economic development incentive matters, including direction and assistance with enterprise zones and creative tax incentive negotiation.


Capital University Graduate Law Program, LL.M. (2000)
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. (1997)
The Ohio State University, B.A. (1993)


“Ohio’s New Bright-Line Residency Test adds Simplicity and Opportunities,” Catalyst, March 2007.

“Understand All of the Tax Implications Before You Start a Business”, Columbus Business First, November 2006.

“Appealing Property Tax Valuation May be Easier Than You Think,” Columbus Business First, November, 2006.

“Ohio Overhauls its Tax System,” RIA Checkpoint, State and Local Taxes, weekly newsletter, July 2005.

Professional and Community Activities:

Ohio State Bar Association; Cleveland Tax Club; Columbus Bar Association

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