Since 1998, Stephen has represented some of the world’s largest corporations and the smallest "Mom & Pop" businesses as an attorney in Arizona and California. He has vast experience with various faucets of business structures, transactions, intellectual property, employment law, and the array of challenges faced by new start-ups, small businesses, franchises and the acquisition of exiting businesses. In addition to business law, Stephen has also carved a niche into inter-related areas of Asset Protection, which include wills and trust creation (domestic and foreign), debtor-creditor laws, bankruptcy and entity formation.

For start-ups and small business, Stephen will serve as your outside general counsel without the in-house counsel overhead cost. And for individuals seeking to collect or protect their assets, Stephen will provide outstanding legal services as extremely reasonable rates.

Stephen is also a part-time adjunct faculty member at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, Orfalea College of Business, where he teaches business law, advanced business law, and government and social influences on business. He has also been a faculty member at Northern Arizona University and Coconino County Community College.

Stephen Stern is a member of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, San Luis Obispo Legal Referral Information Service, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and past board member of the Coconino County Bar Association and Commercial Law League of America. He is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the International Entertainment Buyer's Association, and International Association of Fairs and Festivals.

Stephen's recreational activities include triathlons, mud runs, and world travel.

Education

  • Washburn University, J.D., 1998, (Dean’s List and Law Review);
  • Northern Arizona University, M.A. Ed. (Honors);
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S. Journalism and Business.
  • Admitted to Practice Law in the States of California and Arizona, United States Federal Court. and California Bankruptcy Courts.

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