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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. 

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

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

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

What are iBuyers and How Will They Affect your Real Estate Sale

iBuyers are a common trend in our real estate industry. iBuyers are companies that will buy homes for cash without those homes ever going onto the open real estate market. The most common and well-known iBuyers are: What are the advantages of Selling to an iBuyer There are a number of advantages to selling a ... Read more

Legal Document Preparer Certification

If you would like to enter the legal field, but do not want to be an attorney, one possibility is to become a certified legal document preparer. Being a certified legal document preparer can provide opportunities for you to help others and learn about various aspects of the legal world. To become a certified legal ... Read more

Homeowners Association Problems: Dealing with an Overbearing HOA

Are you dealing with Homeowners Association problems? If so, you need to know the following: HOA Rights Homeowners Associations have the right to govern some community rules. However, there are state and federal laws restricting what they can do. HOA’s Have the Right To: More importantly, homeowners have certain rights. It’s important to know your ... Read more