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Staying informed about changes in the law and current legal issues is sometimes challenging. That's why our team of legal experts 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

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

Scottsdale Law Firm | Fowler St. Clair, PLLC | 10-Year History 2012 – 2022

The year 2022 is a time for reflection as Fowler St. Clair, PLLC is proud to celebrate 10 years, making it a milestone anniversary. Since opening its doors in the Phoenix valley, Sean St. Clair and Andrew Fowler’s partnership began by providing legal services in their law firm located in Gilbert, Arizona. Building Trust with ... 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

11 Tips for Appointing a Legal Guardian for Your Child in Arizona

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of how to appoint a legal guardian for a minor. In this article we’ll discuss what a legal guardian is and the ins and outs of appointing one. Who will care for my children in the event of parent death? Caring for minor children in the ... 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

What is a Pour-Over Will: Trusts & Estate Planning

Many people wonder what happens to assets they hold that are not included in their trusts. They also ask if there is any way to transfer those assets to their trust after their death. If you have established a revocable living trust to keep your estate out of probate, you should have a pour-over will.  ... 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