Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation of Commercial Disputes
- Claims Involving Builders and Developers
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Legal Malpractice
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Arbitration Before the American Arbitration Association
- Appellate Practice
The Law Office of Craig Stephan handles commercial disputes and related claims involving business entities, builders and developers, professionals, and fiduciaries. The types of claims handled include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, legal malpractice, intentional interference with business expectancies, fraud, and misrepresentation. We also handle cases that require arbitration or mediation before the American Arbitration Association and similar organizations.
In addition, we handle appeals before both state and federal appellate courts.
There are statutes of limitation on civil actions, so you should act immediately to protect your rights.
- Handling of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- Advice for Sellers, Buyers, and Real Estate Professionals
- Guidance on Disclosure Requirements and Agency Law
- Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation of Real Estate Disputes
- Arbitration Through the American Arbitration Association
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The Law Office of Craig Stephan provides advice and assistance to sellers and buyers of real estate, and to real estate professionals. We handle both residential and commercial transactions, and we provide guidance on real estate disclosure obligations and on agency law.
We also handle litigation, arbitration, and mediation of real estate disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, failure to disclose, violation of Commissioner’s regulations, fraud, consumer fraud, fraudulent concealment, negligent misrepresentation, complex title issues, construction defects, and similar matters.
Mr. Stephan has also taught disclosure and agency law to real estate professionals.
Injury and Wrongful Death
- Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Pharmacy Malpractice
- Product Liability
The Law Office of Craig Stephan handles claims for personal injuries caused by another person’s wrongful conduct. The circumstances of personal injury cases vary. Injuries can arise from the wrongul conduct of physicians, other professionals, product manufacturers, and others.
Over the course of more than thirty-six years, Mr. Stephan has handled many cases involving serious and complex medical injuries. He can draw on this experience to work with your treating health care providers and others to determine the extent of your injury and the full measure of your damages.
We also handle claims for the death of a loved one, caused by another person’s wrongful conduct. The processing of wrongful death actions, including the type of damage recoverable, is governed by Arizona statute. Damages are based upon the economic and emotional loss suffered by the decedent’s surviving beneficiaries, which may include a surviving spouse, surviving children, or others depending upon the circumstances.
There are statutes of limitation on personal injury and wrongful death claims, so you should act immediately to protect your rights.
False Claims Act
The Law Office of Craig Stephan handles Qui Tam actions brought by whistleblowers, also known as relators, under the federal False Claims Act. We also handle claims by whistleblowers for retaliation by an employer.
If a company submits a false claim for payment to the government, the company may incur liability under the False Claims Act. This can arise in a number of scenarios, including improper claims submitted to Medicare by pharmaceutical companies or health care providers, false claims submitted by defense contractors or other government contractors, and improper claims for payment submitted under numerous government programs. A person who is an original source of information about false claims may be able to file an action under seal in federal court on behalf of the government. The government will then decide whether it wishes to intervene and join in the action. If monies are collected on behalf of the government, the person who initiated the action may receive a portion of the amount collected, which can be substantial.