Hi, I’m Art
When I opened my law firm two years ago, several friends and colleagues were happy to provide me with helpful advice on how to get started. But for the most part, I’ve traveled this lonely road of being a small business owner on my own. Starting my law firm was the hardest thing I have ever done. I still haven’t mastered it but through the ups and downs I’ve learned a lot and these lessons have allowed my business to grow and thrive.
After starting my firm, I have helped several friends and acquaintances who were starting their own businesses by using the lessons I’ve learned to provide guidance on forming their business, developing networking and marketing strategies, time management, pricing and revenue models, tax planning and compliance, and writing their website content. I realized that helping people start a new business was something I really enjoyed and that my experience allowed me to give a unique perspective to brand new small business owners. I wanted to find a way to reach out to more entrepreneurs, which is why I started my podcast, The Shingle Life. My goal is to create a resource and to empower more small business owners.
Art Steele’s practice focuses on the holistic approach to running a small or creative business. Her tax, estate planning and IP background give her a unique edge in helping new entrepreneurs prevent common pitfalls and and use business planning strategies that will take your business to the next level.
Before launching her law firm, Art began her legal career as a transactional tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in Washington, D.C. She later worked as Tax Counsel for Global Tax Planning at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, M.D. Her international tax background brings a unique perspective when advising clients regarding small business formation, estate planning and immigration.
Art is an Adjunct Professor of Wills, Trusts and Estates at American University Washington College of Law and is barred in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.