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New York , NY  10004 US
Tel: 212-574-1555
Fax: 212-480-8421

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Hume R. Steyer


Main Biography

Hume R. Steyer is a partner at Seward & Kissel and the head of the firm's Trusts & Estates and Charitable Organizations Group.  Hume has practiced law since 1978.  He joined Seward & Kissel as a partner in 1997. 

Hume specializes in Trusts & Estates matters.  His practice is focused primarily in the field of sophisticated estate and trust planning and administration, as well as in the establishment and administration of private and public charitable entities.  The planning aspect of his practice includes advising on and implementing a broad range of family and business arrangements designed to promote financial stability and to minimize taxation.  Additionally, Hume handles tax and probate litigation and works with clients to realize their philanthropic objectives.

Hume is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and of the New York State and American Bar Associations.  Hume is a member of the boards of the Sharonsteel Foundation, the Open Space Institute, and North Country School/Treetops.  Hume is also on the board of directors for the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY.  He is a former Trustee of the Tuxedo Park School and the American Federation for Aging Research, and he served from 2006-2009 as the Town Justice of Tuxedo, New York.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1978
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New York