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Practice areas:

Real Estate, Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Litigation

About Me

Legal services are too expensive and too impersonal.  My mission is to change that.  I offer big firm quality at small firm prices and service.


 


When not practicing law, I love to play tennis, read mysteries, and do the NY Times crossword puzzle in pen.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Litigation: 25%
    35 years, 500 cases
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    35 years
  3. Construction & Development: 25%
    35 years
  4. Real Estate: 25%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($495-550/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

43 total 

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Steven without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator.

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    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Judd S Nemiro

    Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

13 Corporate Plaza Dr Ste 150
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, probation, with no actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2014

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Jerusalem Leadership AwardJewish Federation of Orange County1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerLaw Offices of Steven A. Fink2009 - Present
PartnerFink & Abraham LLP2006 - 2009
Of CounselDaehnke And Cruz2004 - 2006
PartnerEisenberg & Fink1999 - 2004
Of CounselCrowell & Moring1992 - 1999
PartnerThelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges1985 - 1992
AssociateLaw Offices of David Bloom1980 - 1985

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County LeTipPresident2008 - 2010
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange CountyMock Trial Coach2007 - Present
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtProgram Director2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Phalen v. EquicityDefense Judgment and award of fees and costs
Boyajian v. AyvazianCourt found note usurious. Reduced interest.
Banaag v. Case Systems, Inc.Judgment for Defense. Affirmed on appeal

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
California LawZero Tolerance1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Tulane UniversityN/Aundergraduate1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
How to Litigate Residential Foreclosure CasesReal Estate2015
Sept. Real Estate Focus GroupReal Estate Law2014
Real Estate Issues in Current LawReal Estate Law2007
American Arbitration AssociationConstruction Law1996
Crowell & Moring LLP Annual ConferenceCalifornia Construction Law1995
Crowell & Moring LLP Annual ConferenceCalifornia Labor Law1994
CEB Expert Witness in CaliforniaExpert witnesses1993