Aaron Finter’s approach is simple. In all cases, the objective is to obtain the best possible result for the client in the promptest and most cost-effective manner possible based upon the unique circumstances of each individual matter. With regard to litigation/arbitration matters, if the matter cannot be resolved through an early negotiation/mediation, Aaron Finter work hard to position the case to be resolved by the judge by way of motion practice. If this is not possible in an individual case, Aaron Finter is an experienced trial attorney and will aggressively prosecute or defend the client through trial and, if necessary, on appeal.
Areas of Focus
Aaron Finter is an attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, commercial and general litigation. Aaron Finter represents clients in a variety of matters involving disputes over: (i) business matters; (ii) copyright infringement; (iii) trademark infringement; (iv) enforcement of noncompete, non-solicitation and nondisclosure agreements; (v) option contracts; (vi) breach of fiduciary duties; (vii) commercial and residential real estate; (viii) construction law; (ix) creditor rights in bankruptcy; (x) administrative law; (xi) partition actions; (xii) complex forcible entry and detainer actions; (xiii) property line disputes; (xiv) enforcement of commercial loan documents; (xv) easement disputes; and (xvi) quiet title actions. Aaron Finter also assists clients with the sale of businesses, real estate financing and commercial and residential real estate sales. It is Aaron Finter’s experience in litigation that aids him in representing clients in transactional matters.
Recent Case/Trial Results
Steinfelt v. American Family Education (1 CA-CV 21-0558) Aaron Finter represented the buyer under a lease purchase contract. The sellers refused to complete the sale of the property to the buyer and filed a forcible entry and detainer (eviction) action. The buyer was successful at trial before a Maricopa Superior Court Judge. The sellers appealed. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Mr. Finter’s client, and affirmed the trial court’s ruling.
Reilly v. Wozniak, CV-18-03775-PHX-MTL, 2021 WL 1383178, at 1 (D. Ariz. Apr. 13, 2021). Aaron Finter represented a number of defendants in a copyright infringement action. The jury verdict returned a verdict in favor of the defendants on all counts, which had not been resolved in favor of the defendants prior to trial.
Murphy v. Warner, CV2017-006937. Aaron Finter represented the Defendants in an action where the Plaintiffs were seeking to enforce an alleged oral option contract. Following a bench trial, the trial court entered an order in favor of the Defendants and against the Plaintiffs on all claims, which had not been previously resolved in favor of the Defendants.
Stephens v. Jago Holdings LLC, 1 CA-CV 20-0138, 2020 WL 7024352 (App. Nov. 24, 2020), review denied (June 30, 2021).
Aaron Finter successfully appealed the entry of a preliminary injunction entered against his client in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Underwood v. WIlczynski, et al., 2 CA-CV 2021-0077. Aaron Finter represented a property owner that had been sued by a neighboring property owner over the use of a roadway across a right of way created by a federal land patent. Aaron was successful at the trial court level on summary judgment. Thereafter, the Plaintiff appealed. The Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of our client.
State Bar Licenses Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.
Pro Hac Vice Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Aaron Finter holds an active Real Estate Salesperson license in the state of Arizona. Aaron Finter is included on the Arizona Association of REALTORS® list of Mediators and Arbitrators.
Education and Honors
Aaron completed his undergraduate studies at Kansas University and in 1995, earned a B.A. in Psychology. He received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2000, graduating with Honors. During law school, Aaron Finter worked as an intern and student director for the Washburn Law Clinic.
Professional Activities and Experience: Aaron began his practice of law with a large firm in St. Louis, Missouri. After relocating to Arizona in 2003, he focused his practice on business and real estate matters. Aaron has represented homeowners, real estate professionals, title companies, lenders, insurance companies, real estate brokers/agents, investors, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, medical professionals, hotels, recreational shooting ranges, and numerous small businesses. Aaron has also previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Aaron is married with four active children. Aaron Finter enjoys traveling with his family and spending time outdoors hunting, camping, hiking, backpacking, exploring and riding dirt bikes.
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