Elizabeth Fialkowski Stieff

Elizabeth Stieff

Liz Stieff focuses her practice on tax advisory and planning matters for domestic entities and individuals. Liz regularly provides transactional tax advice on a range of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and fund formation. She also works with clients on business formation and operational issues, including choice of entity, capital raises, equity incentive planning, and the like. In addition, she has experience working with clients to structure investments and transactions involving real estate investment trusts and qualified opportunity zone funds.

Liz has consistently been ranked as One to Watch by The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2021. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Closely Held Business Committee for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and programs sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. Prior to joining Venable, Liz served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable L. Paige Marvel of the U.S. Tax Court.

Related Practices




  • LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center 2011
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2010
    • Notes development editor, The Tax Lawyer
  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • New York

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable L. Paige Marvel U.S. Tax Court


  • Super LawyersRising Star, Maryland, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2024