• Welcome to the Law Offices of Steven A. Fink

    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. California licensed attorney with 29 years experience representing all size businesses in contracts, litigation, construction and real estate. Emphasis is on helping businesses grow and become even more successful.


    Lawyers for the Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen, Eric Dubin, left, and Steven A. Fink, hold a news conference Thursday to refute, with surveillance video evidence, the allegations made by former bouncer Michael Reeves. Click Here Orange County Register Article



    Steven Fink's Areas of Expertise

    • Business formation
    • Construction
    • Real Estate
    • Business Litigation
    • Employment issues
    • Franchise


    Steven A. Fink's Reviews

    Steven Fink was retained to clean up a big mess left by previous counsel. The case involved dealing with individuals who did not operate inside any ethical boundaries. He handled our case professionally and did not allow the pathetic nature of the plaintiff to intimidate him or engage him in any type of behavior that wasn't completely professional. We worked well with him when collaborative efforts were needed. He was flexible and available to talk off line. Steve was very accomodating when it came to coordinating schedules for emergency meetings. He helped eliminate much of the anxiety associated with the type of case we were involved with and we are grateful that we chose to work with him. Mr. Fink looks like a mild mannered attorney, which he is, but he will stand up for you when the time comes. We are so relieved to know that we have an attorney that will fight our battles for us so we don't have to end up in the courtroom! Thank You, Steve


    I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve is an excellent lawyer who has the experience necessary to solve complex legal problems in a successful, yet cost-effective manner. His depth of experience and accessibility make him not only a terrific lawyer for any client to have, but also a lawyer's lawyer. Steve is the attorney who other attorneys go to when they have hit a stumbling block. I have high respect for Steve, and I strongly endorse him.

    Patrick Tira , La Jolla (CA)
  • About Steven A. Fink

    Steven A. Fink has 30 years' experience in the real estate and construction industry, specializing in construction contracts, claims and defect disputes, public contracts and bid disputes, employment law issues, real estate development, and related environment concerns. He has represented clients in arbitrations, trials and mediations. In addition to his extensive experience as an advocate, Mr. Fink has served as an expert witness. He also represents start-up businesses in forming corporations and LLC's, drafting contracts, buy-sell and partnership agreements, franchises and employment issues.

    Mr. Fink is a member of the William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court where he serves on the Executive Board and is the Program Director.

    Mr. Fink is an expert in the unique legal issues contractors, owners and design professionals face in construction projects.



    Representative Engagements as an Advocate

    • Negotiated and litigated Tenant Improvement Contracts.
    • Handled both judicial and non-judicial real estate foreclosures.
    • Handled both residential and commercial eviction matters.
    • Negotiated office leases.
    • Arbitration between a construction company and a law firm concerning the opulent tenant improvements in the firm's Los Angeles office. After a hearing, the award to our client included $1 million in attorney's fees.
    • Negotiated construction control for Staples Center
    • Representation of motel owner in usury dispute. After jury and bench trial obtained a determination that note his client signed was usurious, saving several hundred thousand dollars in interest.
    • Representation of major contractor in dispute with public entity.
    • Representation of major credit reporting agency in multiple disputes with consumers.
    • Representation of franchisor in dispute with franchisee of major frozen yogurt franchise.
    • Negotiated purchase and sale of telephone call box contractor.


    Public Presentations

    • “Navigating Success Through ADR,” 2007 Construction Superconference and 2008 CalTrans Contract Law Workshop
    • Real Estate Issues in Current Law 2007
    • Construction Law American Arbitration 1996
    • California Construction Law Crowell & Moring LLP Annual Conference 1995
    • California Labor Law Crowell & Moring LLP Annual Conference 1994
    • Expert Witnesses CEB Expert Witness in California 1992


    Education

    • Tulane University, B.A., 1976
    • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1980


    Affiliations

    • Admitted to practice: California


    Publications

    • Zero Tolerance California Law 1998
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