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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. 

What Is Premises Liability and How Does It Affect Landlords?

There are seemingly countless issues relating to landlord-tenant relationships. When can a landlord evict a tenant? When does a landlord have to fix broken items in the property? Can a tenant have pets? When can a landlord increase rent? One important issue that is usually not considered until something goes wrong is what is a landlord’s liability to a tenant who is injured on the property? This blog seeks to lay out the basic analysis for this question.

Navigating Legal Compliance for Short-Term Rentals in Scottsdale, Arizona

In the dynamic city of Scottsdale, Arizona, the surge in popularity of vacation rentals and short-term accommodations has brought with it a host of legal obligations that property owners must carefully navigate. In this comprehensive exploration, we’ll delve into key requirements, focusing on Neighbor Notification, Maricopa County Assessor Registration, the Mandatory Short-Term Rental Notice, and ... Read more

Three Keys for Every Real Estate Purchase Contract

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, a well-planned and well-written purchase contract is essential.  In fact, you don’t have an enforceable agreement without one.  In Arizona (and most other states), an agreement for the sale of real property must be in writing and signed.  And if the terms aren’t clear, a court won’t ... Read more

Specific Performance Actions in the State of Arizona 

In the State of Arizona, a party can seek specific performance as a remedy for a breach of contract. Specific performance is a judicial remedy that requires a party to perform a specific act, such as fulfilling an obligation under a contract, rather than awarding monetary damages. This remedy is often sought in cases where ... Read more

My Story: Lily Pedersen

Get to know a little more about Lily Pedersen, an associate attorney at Fowler St. Clair. Early Years and Family I was born and raised near Brighton in the United Kingdom by my American mother and a Norwegian father. Growing up, my mum liked to blend our cultures. Although we lived in the U.K., we ... Read more

My Story: Jeff Johnson

Get to know a little more about Jeff Johnson, an associate attorney at Fowler St. Clair. The Beginning Days I was raised in the northeast portion of South Carolina in the small town of Dillon. My upbringing afforded me wonderful opportunities to learn and grow as a child within a close-knit community.  Although it was ... Read more

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

Real Estate Wholesaling in Arizona? New Regulations for Investors—HB 2747

If you’re a real estate investor or involved in real estate wholesaling in Arizona you’ll want to be informed about new legislation soon to be enacted. What is HB 2747 (Wholesale real estate buyers; disclosure)?   House Bill 2747 (“HB 2747”) is a bi-partisan bill in the Arizona Legislature that will likely be signed into law ... Read more

3 Real Estate Legal Issues Facing Brokers

Sean St. Clair presents three common Real Estate legal issues in transactions that can be overcome with proper training. Video 1: Dealing with Real Estate Agency Law and Fiduciary Duty When we deal with agency, we are looking at the Commissioner’s Standards and the first thing that we have to look at is A.A.C. R4-28-1101, ... Read more
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My Story: Sean St Clair

Get to know a little more about Sean St. Clair. Sean is a founder and co-managing partner of Fowler St. Clair. Growing Up I grew up in Downey, California, a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. I always wanted to work in a position helping people, but never wanted to be an attorney.  I was going to ... Read more
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