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Kevin M. Estevez

Lang & Klain, PLC

8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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480-809-3874

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Casey Doyle
480-809-3865

Arizona Construction and the Law (blog)

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Arizona Construction and the Law

Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Arizona's Finest Lawyers Foundation

Construction Lawyers Society of America, Charter Fellow

Kevin M. Estevez

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Phoenix construction lawyer Kevin Estevez represents Arizona business owners, contractors, subcontractors and construction suppliers in construction litigation, business litigation, and the formation and licensing of corporations, LLCs, and other business entities.

He is a past president (2015-2016) of the Scottsdale Bar Association and continues to serve as a member of its board of directors. Kevin is also a prolific writer on issues affecting the construction industry. He is the author of Arizona Construction and the Law, a legal blog providing an informative look at construction law in Arizona.

Kevin has been a Super Lawyers Rising Stars selectee each year since 2013, is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and has a strong track record of achieving results for his clients in a wide range of disputes. His recent results include the following:

  • Successfully arbitrated the dissolution of a multi-million dollar single asset partnership.

  • Sued a retailer to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien, recovering 100% of the principal, interest, attorney’s fees, and costs sought.

  • Successfully tried and obtained judgment on contractor’s claims against owner for labor and materials furnished.

  • Sued the owner of an equipment rental facility to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien, recovering 100% of the principal plus attorney’s fees, costs, and interest.

  • Won dismissal of claims against foreign limited liability company for lack of personal jurisdiction and an award of his clients’ attorneys’ fees and costs.

  • Obtained summary judgment for and recovered more than $250,000.00 in principal, interest, late fees, attorneys’ fees, and costs against a tenant for breach of a commercial lease.

  • Recovered more than $800,000 for a multi-state construction supplier in a lawsuit against the general contractor on multiple projects.

  • Recovered $175,000 from a general contractor, on behalf of a subcontractor, on a pay-if-paid clause by winning a motion for partial summary judgment on the eve of trial.

  • Successfully defended charter school before the Office of Administrative Hearings against IDEA claims that a student had been denied a “free and appropriate public education,” obtaining dismissal of the entire complaint after hearing.

  • Obtained an arbitration award for and recovered more than $100,000 in principal, interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs on multi-state construction supplier’s prompt payment, payment bond, and breach of contract claims against general contractor.

  • Obtained dismissal of a supplier’s Little Miller Act bond claim on the grounds that its preliminary 20-day notices were deficient.

  • Won dismissal of a bank’s deficiency claim against his client, and the bank was ordered to pay his clients’ attorney’s fees.

Kevin is also active in the community. He coaches youth soccer and basketball and volunteers at the Paiute Neighborhood Center Legal Clinic.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Honors & Awards

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2015

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Construction Law Section, Business Law Section

Construction Lawyers Society of America: Charter Fellow

Maricopa County Bar Association

Scottsdale Bar Association: Member, Board of Directors; Past President (2015-2016)

Industry Memberships

Arizona Utility Contractors Association

Articles

"Beware of 'No Damages for Delay' Clauses," July 2016

"Miller Act 90-Day Notice Period Runs from Date of Last Delivery on Open Accounts," January 2016

"AAA Amends Construction Industry Arbitration Rules," August 2015

"When a Plan Doesn’t Come Together: Revisiting Arizona’s Adoption of the Spearin Doctrine," July 2015

"Contractors and the Rare 'Cardinal Change,'" March 2015

"Anti-Deficiency Protection Weakened for Developers, Spec Home Builders," January 2015

"Arizona Electrical Contractor Solar Licensing and Warranty Requirements," January 2015

"Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements" (co-author), January 2014

Court Admissions

All Arizona Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

White Mountain Apache Tribal Court

Education

J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 2005: Business Editor, Arizona State Law Journal; Pedrick Scholar

B.S., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 2001

Community Activities

Coach, San Tan Youth Soccer Association

Birthplace

Dearborn, Michigan