Stephen D. Fishman is known for his commitment to providing small business owners with the very best reader-friendly and up-to-date information on small business and tax law.

He has dedicated his career as an attorney and an author to writing useful, authoritative and recognized guides on taxes and business law for entrepreneurs, independent contractors, freelancers and other self-employed people.

Steve has written 18 books under the Nolo.com imprint on tax issues and small business law. His book, “Tax Deductions for Professionals,” was awarded a Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association. He is the author of “All in Against the IRS: Every Gambler’s Tax Guide,” published under his own imprint, Pipsqueak Press.

He also is known for his expertise in copyright law. His volume, “The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More,” received an Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice Reviews for Academic Libraries.

He has authored more than 750 articles for Nolo and other legal websites on these topics.

He has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications.

Steve earned a JD degree from the University of Southern California Law School, and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California-Los Angeles.

A great fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Steve also enjoys fiction and non-fiction related to ancient history, and the latest trends and ideas about fitness and health.

He lives in Alameda, California with his wife.