Fowler St. Clair Helping People in Malawi, Africa

Fowler St. Clair is excited to announce that three of its attorneys, Andy Fowler, Sean St. Clair and Dustin Schanaker, will be traveling to Malawi, Africa to offer their legal expertise to aid Malawian’s in need. Serving with Missional Law They will be serving with Missional Law, a non-profit organization that works with legal professionals…read more

Administrative Law | Airbnb

What Legalizing AirBnb Could Mean for Arizona Investors Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed SB 1350, which is set to legalize Airbnb investment properties. In simple terms, anyone in the state of Arizona will now be legally allowed to have an investment property. Arizona businesses would be right to wonder how these legal developments will affect…read more

Mesa Business Lawyer | Fiesta Corporate Campus

Mesa’s Fiesta District is once again at the forefront of business news in our city. When you drive through this part of town, you may be wondering what the City of Mesa has planned for it. It is certainly a question that we have had at Fowler St. Clair as our Mesa business lawyer offices…read more

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Event

For Certified Legal Document Preparers Event: Everything You Need to Know About Residential Landlord/Tenant Law When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Where: Mesa Financial Plaza, 1201 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 9975, Mesa, AZ 85210 Event Details: This is a free course.  The course will cover the basics of residential landlord/tenant law, which includes following information: Drafting of the…read more

Contracting For The Recovery Of Certified Legal Document Preparer Fees

In 2010, the Arizona Legislature passed A.R.S. § 12-341.02, which allows the court to award to the prevailing party the fees paid by such party to a certified legal document preparer.  This new statute not only impacts litigation but how contracts should be drafted. One of the most commonly cited statutes for the recovery of attorneys’…read more

Recovery Of Legal Document Preparer Fees In Litigation

The recovery of attorney’s fees in certain cases has been a common staple of litigation for some time.  In 2010, the Arizona legislature passed A.R.S. § 12-341.02, which gives the court discretion to award the prevailing party his or her fees paid to a legal document preparer.  As this is a new statute, we do not…read more

How do you deal with overbearing homeowner’s associations? Part 2

See our recent post that lists 4 things you can do to deal with an overbearing or demanding HOA . This is a post about the second method of dealing with a terrible HOA. The second thing that can be done with an overbearing homeowner’s association is to terminate the property management company and hire…read more

How do you deal with overbearing homeowner’s associations?

The first thing that you should do is to know what the laws are that govern the conduct of associations. If you review the statutes found online, starting at A.R.S. §33-1801 you will probably see statutes and regulations on homeowner’s associations that your association is violating. Some of the highlights of these statutes are: The…read more

Videoconferencing and the law firm

Videoconferencing is being used more and more by law firms to communicate with each other and with clients.  The videoconferencing services that law firms use arrange from monthly paid services to free applications such as Skype, FaceTime and Google hangouts. Videoconferencing allows attorneys to work in or out of the office or in different offices…read more

I have a lawsuit I want to file, where do I start?

The first step in pursuing a lawsuit is the filing of a complaint in the appropriate court.  If the amount in dispute is less than $2,500, it can be filed in small claims court.  Attorneys are not allowed to appear in small claims court.  Instead, it is designed to handle disputes between parties representing themselves.…read more