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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. 


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    29 years
  3. Construction: 25%
    29 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    29 years

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Contact info

Kring & Chung, LLP

38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA, 92606


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and ZoningMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rated "AV-Preeminent" 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselKring & Chung, LLP2012 - Present
Founding PartnerAdair & Butler LLP2010 - 2012
Founding PartnerAdair & Fransz LLP2003 - 2010
Partner/Special CounselPayne & Fears LLP2000 - 2003
Associate/ShareholderJackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh1990 - 2000
AssociatePaone, Callahan, McHolm & Winton1988 - 1990
AssociateBest Best & Krieger1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Land Title AssociationAffiliate Member2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Building Industry AssociationN/A2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MB 72 Partners v. City of Dana PointSuccessfully 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 AssociationObtained 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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Publication nameTitleDate
The Property GuideSchool Fee Decision May Benefit Commercial and Industrial Projects1989
Journal of Public Law Section, State Bar of CaliforniaPersonal Liability of Public Agency Board Members1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of California - RiversideN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1982