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Staying informed about changes in the law and current legal issues is sometimes challenging. That's why our team of attorneys provides you with the thought leadership you need to stay ahead of the game. From emerging trends to complex regulatory developments, we offer the following insights into a wide range of legal topics and issues. 

My Story: Nicholas Strom

Get to know a little more about Fowler St. Clair attorney Nicholas Strom. He focuses on real estate, title issues, and civil litigation.  The Early Years I grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and was blessed with two loving parents and three younger siblings.  Despite coming from modest means, my parents were able to put me ... Read more

Sean P. St. Clair Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Law

CHANDLER, AZ, December 02, 2020 — Sean P. St. Clair has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection ... Read more

Transfer of Property Rights After Death: Placing Heirs on Title of Real Estate

In this article, we’ll discuss the transfer of property rights after death and the value of placing heirs on a title to real estate. Transfer of Property Rights When someone passes away, there are a number of ways that we can deal with the real estate of that individual. If you’re interested in the options you ... Read more

AZ Supreme Court Order & Executive Orders Regarding COVID 19 – March 2019

We’re going to discuss recent orders from our Arizona Supreme Court along with executive orders from Governor Doug Ducey and how they relate to our clients and others that we work with.  This article and the accompanying video (bottom of the page) contain input from Fowler St. Clair attorneys Dustin Shannaker, Brian Locker and Marin ... Read more

My Story: Elizabeth Best

Get to know a little more about Elizabeth Best, an associate attorney at Fowler St. Clair. Growing Up and College I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Luckily, I had family in upstate New York and a place to escape the Arizona heat every summer.  For college, I attended the University of Arizona for ... Read more

Are Holographic Wills Valid?

When we deal with estate planning, I’m often asked if holographic wills are valid. “Can I just go write on a piece of paper and put it in my drawer and that be recognized as a valid will?” And the answer is, maybe. It depends on how you do it. Arizona recognized two types of ... Read more

My Story: Andrew Fowler

I am a second-generation native of Arizona.  I was raised in the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona.  From an early age, my parents instilled in me the importance of hard work and taking pride in my work.  During my childhood, my father owned a plant nursery which was also where my family lived.  ... Read more

Litigation Basics: Rule 26.1 Disclosure Statements

Continuing the series on Litigation Basis, this section delves into Chapter 3 which discusses disclosure statements. Contact Fowler St. Clair for any litigation services you might need if you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale or Mesa, AZ. Rule 26.1 Disclosure Statements The purpose of a Rule 26.1 disclosure statement is to fairly, accurately, and candidly apprise ... Read more

10 Common Litigation Mistakes A Self Represented Litigant Makes

Are you considering becoming a self represented litigant? The importance of having a litigation attorney advising you cannot be stressed enough. We understand that there may be financial reasons that cause people to consider representing themselves in court. However, because of the intricacies of the law and the rules litigants must follow, minor mistakes in self-representation ... Read more

Fowler St. Clair Helping People in Malawi, Africa

Fowler St. Clair is excited to announce that three of its attorneys, Andrew Fowler, Sean St. Clair and Dustin Schanaker will be traveling to Malawi, Africa and will draw on their collective legal experience to aid Malawian’s in need. Serving with Missional Law They will be serving with Missional Law, a non-profit organization that works ... Read more
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