Payne & Fears LLP attorneys have significant experience in guiding clients through various real estate transactions, including property acquisition, construction, leasing and operation.  Our clients include real estate investors, commercial and residential developers, and owners and operators of real estate. 

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys work closely with our clients to determine their goals and objectives, and we are able to provide sound advice and judgment on:

  • Purchase and sale
  • Leasing
  • Financing and entity formation
  • Construction and development
  • Insurance

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys also represent clients in real property disputes in both state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.  Some of these claims have included breach of a purchase and sale agreements, lease disputes, construction issues and insurance claims.

When our clients' real estate interests intersect with other areas of law, we leverage our expertise in  other practice areas to help them achieve their objectives.

Recent Successes


Payne & Fears LLP Wins Bench Trial Involving Fraudulent Transfer of Real Property

After Payne & Fears LLP litigation attorneys obtained a substantial judgment for a client and during a subsequent appeal, the opposing parties attempted to fraudulently convey the real property which was the subject of the litigation in order to avoid paying the judgment.  Payne & Fears filed a creditor's claim to secure the judgment and to set aside the fraudulent conveyance.  Following a bench trial, the judge found for Payne & Fears’ clients on all counts, and ordered the attempted transfer set aside and the...

Attorneys: Daniel M. Livingston


Payne & Fears LLP Wins Appeal for Orange County Property Owners

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys successfully defended against a challenge to a jury verdict in favor of its clients, two Laguna Beach property owners.  Following a three-week trial, an Orange County jury found that the property owners did not withhold material information from the plaintiffs in connection with the sale of a multimillion dollar property.  The jury also found that the plaintiffs were fully aware of the condition of the property and gave the sellers a full and complete release...

Attorneys: Daniel F. Lula, Daniel M. Livingston