Stephen J.. Anthony

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“Not only do we have great judgment, we bring in some pretty favorable ones too.”

The most efficient resolution of a commercial dispute begins with understanding the client's objectives, exploring alternatives, and consistency in execution.

Steve provides advice to businesses, financial institutions, real estate developers, general contractors, and entities involved in commercial contracts. He advocates on behalf of clients in business disputes involving commercial finance, real estate and construction issues. Steve has served as lead counsel in complex litigation before juries and arbitrators, including construction arbitration through the American Arbitration Association, and has argued appeals at both the Arizona Court of Appeals and Supreme Court levels.

Steve has handled general business disputes, fraud cases, collections, failure to disclose and breach of contract matters, real estate title and easement issues, enforcing or defending mechanics' liens, as well as claims involving construction delays, defects and bonds. He is often asked to educate trade groups and other professionals on construction law topics.

when skill matters

•Represented lenders involving breach of loan agreements, including obtaining judgments and repossession of collateral subject to such agreements, and through Trustee sales.
•Represented lender in $10 million judicial foreclosure of a commercial project including disposition of the property through Sheriff's sale.
•Represented national bank in numerous consumer lawsuits claiming alleged excessive fees, fraud, failure to disclose ATM fees, slander, and violation of privacy laws.
•Represented a landlord of several service stations in commercial lease disputes including repossession of property, inventory, and obtaining judgments against tenants.
•Represented contractors before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors against claims alleging poor construction quality.
•Represented employers in breach of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements including obtaining temporary restraining orders, injunctions, and judgments for damages caused by employees.

distinctions + awards

•Arizona's Finest Lawyers

civic engagement

•Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Desert Mountain States Chapter - Former Board of Directors

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Finance, Banking + Lending
  • Commercial + Business Litigation
  • Real Estate + Construction
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.325.1964  Phone
602.424.2566  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona,, B.S., cum laude
Law School Attended:
New York University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court - District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit; 1995, New York; U.S. Supreme Court

professional associations

•State Bar of Arizona - Construction Law Section

Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reported Cases:
Represented national bank in breaches of real estate loans, obtaining judgments against borrowers, and repossessing property through trustee sale, including a recent $10 million judicial foreclosure of commercial property and disposition through sheriff's sale.

Condemnation proceedings and defense on behalf of municipalities, commercial and residential property owners.

Defends municipalities, subcontractors, general contractors, and engineers in multi-million dollar contract disputes, construction quality and defect claims, judicial foreclosures of mechanic's liens, and performance and payment bonds.

Commercial lease disputes involving repossessing franchises, securing inventory, and obtaining judgments on behalf of owners and landlords.

Represents employers in breach of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, obtaining temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions and judgments for damages.

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.3/5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Analytical Capability

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