Stephen E. Yost
203-744-2150 (Ext. 3306) phone
STEPHEN E. YOST is an Associate in the Firm’s Transactional Department and practices in the areas of Commercial Transactions, Business Formation and Dissolution as well as Taxation and Tax Planning. Attorney Yost earned a BBA and MBA from Pace University and obtained his JD, cum laude from Quinnipiac University as well as an LLM in Tax Law from the University of Alabama School of Law. In Law School he earned the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association’s Gerard M. Stevens Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law, the Law School’s Excellence in Classroom Performance Award, and an Academic Excellence Award.
Mr. Yost is also an Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business. He currently teaches SEC Regulation as well as Commercial Law at the Graduate level and Intermediate Accounting at the Undergraduate level.
Attorney Yost is a member of the Connecticut Bar as well as being admitted to the US Tax Court, the Federal District Court of Connecticut, and the US Supreme Court. He also is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and its Tax Section. Mr. Yost comes to Collins Hannafin after spending over 24 years with GE Capital in a number of finance leadership roles at GE Commercial Finance, GE Energy Financial Services, and GE Capital Aviation Services including an expatriate assignment with GE Capital Avis Fleet Services in Brussels Belgium. He is also a CPA having spent 7 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Attorney Yost has been an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Network serving as a pro bono attorney for a number of Connecticut residents since his admission to the Connecticut Bar in 2006.
Attorney Yost is pleased to serve as Vice President of the Greater Danbury Bar Association for the 2019-2020 year, and has been appointed to the executive board of the Quinnipiac School of Law Alumni Association.
Mr. Yost has three adult children and lives with his wife Eileen in Redding.