Represent clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in matters involving real estate and real property; construction; development; and land use. Also experienced in handling business disputes, including corporate governance and alter ego litigation.
Graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Served as Symposium Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
Personal interests include travel, golf, skiing, running, mountain biking, youth soccer and baseball.
Licensed since 1985
Mr. Adair is an extremely diligent and focused attorney. His attention to detail, in depth knowledge of the law and litigation savvy makes him an essential asset to have on your side in any construction/development or real estate related litigation matter. Lance is truly a brilliant attorney and I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone.
Christina Rogers Tax Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rated "AV-Preeminent" 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|Of Counsel||Kring & Chung, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Founding Partner||Adair & Butler LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Founding Partner||Adair & Fransz LLP||2003 - 2010|
|Partner/Special Counsel||Payne & Fears LLP||2000 - 2003|
|Associate/Shareholder||Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh||1990 - 2000|
|Associate||Paone, Callahan, McHolm & Winton||1988 - 1990|
|Associate||Best Best & Krieger||1985 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Land Title Association||Affiliate Member||2012 - Present|
|Building Industry Association||N/A||2000 - 2008|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|MB 72 Partners v. City of Dana Point||Successfully resolved case through settlement, after conducting factual research and discovery establishing that the fee exaction was duplicative and improper.|
|CCL Realty v. Monarch Beach Master Homeowner's Association||Obtained access easement plus payment of my client's attorney's fees.|
|Summit Pointe II, L.P. v. Newcrest Development Corp.||Recovered $2.1 million in settlement proceeds for my client. This case was reported in The National Law Journal.|
|The Property Guide||School Fee Decision May Benefit Commercial and Industrial Projects||1989|
|Journal of Public Law Section, State Bar of California||Personal Liability of Public Agency Board Members||1986|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of California - Riverside||N/A||BS||1982|