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Steve Rausch is an estate planning and business attorney in his 15th year of practice in the Treasure Valley. Steve has his own practice based out of Boise with primary focus on estate planning including trust and will-based planning, and in corporate/business formation, operation, mergers and acquisitions. Steve earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Idaho State University.
Steve became an attorney to make a difference by helping people. “There are only about 4,000 lawyers in Idaho, which is a big responsibility and opportunity to use our knowledge and assist others in a sometimes arcane process,” he said. Attorneys can help people on national, state, local and personal levels, which really appealed to him. He had always considered law as a possible career, even from a young age.
Law, politics or teaching seemed like natural career paths after Steve earned his degree at Idaho State University. After graduation, he earned certification as a paralegal to get a sense of the world of law. He ended up at the largest law firm in Nevada, which represented casinos and other business segments in the gaming industry. After three years as a paralegal, Steve decided to take the next step. He was accepted at the University of Idaho Law School and graduated in two and a half years. He returned to Boise and practiced litigation for a year but found it exhilarating at times, but more grueling than he had imagined. He found estate planning a much more positive experience. “It is rewarding being able to help people set up plans for the unexpected and protect their assets and their families,” he said.
Steve has worked closely over the last 15 years with financial professionals and insurance agents throughout the Treasure Valley, including teaching specialized continuing education classes. He has also volunteered his time to the CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistant) program. The CASA program assigns a guardian ad litem for children who have been removed from their parents and placed into the foster care system. Steve appeared at hearings and provided other pro bono services.
Steve has four children ages 18 to 26, and he enjoys photography, baseball, and golf.
Please contact the firm if you or a family member needs legal assistance with estate planning, asset protection, probate and estate administration, wills, trusts, business formations, acquisitions and mergers in Boise.