Steven W. Cheifetz
|Steve over the years sought to help the "little guy" when possible. Steve W. Cheifetz's and Claudio E. Iannitelli's first published Opinion Lang v. Superior Court, involved their representation of an elderly woman against a car dealership for fraud. Steve contacted former employees to gather evidence supporting their fraud claims and the car dealership argued that it was unethical to talk to the car dealership's former employees without the car dealership's attorney being present. As a sanction, the judge precluded Steve from using the testimony of the former employees at trial. Steve and Claudio won on appeal on this issue, which resulted in a published Opinion in 1992 that still sets the parameters as to when an attorney may communicate with former employees of a represented party. Steve has also obtained favorable published Opinions before the Arizona Court of Appeals on homeowners association matters and before the Arizona Supreme Court regarding the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.
Commercial Litigation; Construction Litigation; Homeowners Association (HOA) Litigation; Creditors' Rights .
Bars: Arizona (1988)
Courts: U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; All state courts in Arizona.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (B.S., 1984)
Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, AZ (J.D., 1987)
Norwest Bank Arizona, N.A. v United States, 37 Fed. CI. 605 (1997); Lang v Superior Court, 170 Ariz. 602, 826 P.2d 1228 (Ariz. App. 1992); Tyman v. Hintz Concrete, Inc., et al., 214 Ariz. 73, 148 P.3d 1146 (2006); Dreamland Villa Community Club, Inc. v. Raimey, 224 Ariz. 42, 226 P.3d 411 (2010); Raimey v. Hon. J. Ditsworth et al., 227 Ariz. 552, 261 P.3d 436 (2011); McNally v. Sun Lakes Homeowners Association #1, Inc. 240 Ariz. 534, 382 P.3d 1216 (2016)
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HOA Legislation Forum
Senate Government Committee SB 1401
|Birth Place: Phoenix, AZ|
with focus on:
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Homeowners Association
- Creditors Rights(Collections)
- Personal Injury
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5353 North 16th Street, Suite 315
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone: (602) 952-6000
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