|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|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|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Building Industry Association||N/A||2000 - 2008|
|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.|
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|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|
Posted by Joe R.
Lance has helped me with many issues related to Land Development and Home Building. He is relentlessly focused on the details that win cases. He has never lost one case for me!
Posted by Gail
Lance Adair was hired for construction and development cases. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the area. A true benefit is he never wastes his client's time or money. He has a thorough understanding of the building industry and his advice is timely and thoughtful.
Posted by anonymous
My investment partnership owned a very large tract of residential land in southern California and we became a victim of forged performance agreements and bonds with the city in which the land was located. One of the purchasers of our land forged my name and the name of our partnership entity on road, utility, and improvement obligations totaling many millions of dollars and then defaulted on his obligations. The City came after me/us to complete these obligations and you don't know how right the old adage "you can't fight city hall" is is until they come after you. Thanks to Lance, the matter was finally resolved and we paid nothing to the City.