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Devin Randall Lucas

Real estate Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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    We handle all aspects of real estate. From sale and purchase agreements, to landlord/tenant matters, and various other unique aspects of California real estate law and transactions.

Devin Lucas is a Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and REALTOR® assisting individuals and investors in all forms of residential real estate transactions in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding Southern California communities. Mr. Lucas is an expert in family real estate transfers and property tax considerations, including Proposition 19, and assists with intrafamily real estate matters daily. Mr. Lucas has broad experience representing a wide range of clientele from first time buyers and sellers, to families, executives, celebrities and other high-profile figures. Mr. Lucas has extensive experience representing buyers, sellers, developers, contractors, property managers, investors and homeowners alike. Mr. Lucas has been involved in well over a thousand real estate transactions in some form: sales, purchases, lease agreements, mediating disputes, document review and drafting, consultations, and, in previous litigation and lawsuit matters, countless court hearings, mediations (as counsel) and multiple cases through jury trials and appeals.

Mr. Lucas is a past Director of the California Association of REALTORS®, a past Director of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, an active member of multiple local and statewide REALTOR® committees, the 2020 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, the 2017 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section, named “2014 REALTOR® of the Year” by the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, and on the panel of mediators available via the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers.

Mr. Lucas’ goal is to exceed client expectations and provide the type of broad guidance and planning that comes with real estate transactions, often the largest financial transaction an individual will undertake, and should, frankly, involve legal and tax knowledge. Mr. Lucas’ functioning as a real estate attorney and real estate broker allows his clients an edge, including complex purchase agreements with out-of-the-box strategies, confidentiality provisions, LLC formations to ensure privacy for owners seeking the same, liability protection mechanisms, and other forms of strategic planning.

 

Professional Affiliations, Community and Education:

California State Bar | Member | License No. 235891
California Bureau of Real Estate | Broker | License No. 01912302
Orange County Bar Association | Real Estate Section, Chair 2020, current Member and Executive Committee Member
Orange County Bar Association | Solo & Small Firm Section, Chair 2017, current Member
California Association of REALTORS® | Past Director; Professional Standards Committee and Transaction and Regulatory Committee Past Member; Ombudsman
Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® | Past Director; “2014 REALTOR® of the Year”; Volunteer Mediator; Political and Governmental Affairs Committee, Past Chair and Member
National Association of REALTORS® | Broker Member; Broker Involvement Program, Member and Participant; REALTOR® Party, Member and Participant
California Fair Housing Foundation | Property Management Training Certified
Pepperdine University | Mediation Training, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, “Mediating the Litigated Case”
Chapman University | Undergraduate degree, Alumni Association Member
Whittier Law School | Juris Doctorate degree, Alumni Association Member
Community Neighborhood Watch | Founder of Local Watch Program in association with CMPD
Practice Areas / Services:

Real Estate Sales
Real Estate Purchases
Family Transactions / Propositions 19, 58 and 193 (i.e. selling or gifting to children, grandchildren, etc.)
Trust, Estate and Probate Sales
Trust and Estate Administration and Management as to Sale of Real Property
Private Party Transactions and For Sale By Owner Assistance
1031 Exchanges
Document Review and Revision (i.e. purchase agreements, ownership agreements, buy-out agreements, joint venture agreements, lease agreements, option agreements, etc.)
Formation of LLC(s) to Hold and Manage Real Estate
Deeds of Trust, Promissory Notes and Other Investor, Seller or Family Financing
Property Management
Landlord – Tenant Matters
Legal Consultation Services
Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Mediation / Dispute Resolution / ADR Services:

Mr. Lucas is frequently retained to serve as a Mediator for voluntary dispute resolution – often required pursuant to purchase and lease agreements prior to filing suit. Mr. Lucas’ extensive legal background and active work in real estate sales and leasing provides a unique ability to work with parties in all forms of discord – from return of initial down payment money or security deposits, cancelation disputes, to specific performance claims on multi-million dollar estates to non-disclosure and fraud claims – and the myriad of other unfortunate events that frequently lend to costly litigation. Mr. Lucas is on the panel of mediators via the California Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers.

BRE 01912302

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Location

Lucas Real Estate
2901 West Coast Highway
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92663-4023

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Posted by Scott | January 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Cooper, DPM
Devin has assisted me in a complicated, legally challenging property transaction. He was up to date on current tax laws and and brought up many factors which we had not even considered, He is responsive, ethical and dealt with all the obstacles we came up against without any stress. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Bill | May 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with a family RE transaction.
Devin was easy to communicate with and was able to help me figure out the best way to help a family member with their financing, as well as draft the documents. I would recommend Devin and plan on using him in the future again.
Posted by Michael | March 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
After consulting with many lawyers, our family decided Devin Lucas was the best. He helped us transfer income properties to our daughters. He explained the procedure very clearly and Courtney always kept us informed on the process. We were very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Bill | March 21, 2021
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Knowledgeable lawyer and real estate agent !
I recently listed my house for sale with Devin and clearly the right choice . He safely walked me through the minefield that is CA real estate law . His help dealing with delicate tenants issue was invaluable . My highest recommendation !
Posted by Luis | January 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best in Class!!!
I reached out to Devin Lucas about 2 months ago. I was in a desperate need for a Real State lawyer that can help me deal with City Violations that were unfairly flag at my property. I found Davin just by searching on the web. This was probably the most valuable search I have ever done. Devin helped me tremendously to handle my situation and I felt my case was in the best professional hands. Devin not only helped me with all his expertise on Real State law, but also on how I can maximize the value of my property. Without a doubt I will recommend anyone to reach out to Devin for any Real State service, advice or professional law service. Thank you Devin for all your help and all your expertise!!
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Posted by Jose | March 13, 2018
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Highly Recommended.
"Careful what you ask for, you just might get it" That was an old saying my Lieutenant used to tell me. I wanted someone with Experience, Compassion and most important...Intelligence. That's exactly what I got from Mr Lucas. I would strongly recommend his services, Mr Lucas speaks loudly and carries a Big Stick..He's the REAL DEAL. Highly Recommended. Thank you for Everything.
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Posted by Mark | February 13, 2017
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Helped with private real estate purchase
Devin helped with a private party purchase. Throughout our time together he was professional, knowledgeable and put me at ease. He has a warm demeanor which can help take the edge off of what is a very scary process. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2016
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Devin Was An Absolute Savior!
Devin and his staff were an absolute savior! I never could have gotten through my court case without him. He is incredibly knowledgable on the law, and the inter workings of attorney to attorney communication. I feel that some attorneys take short cuts, or don't put their full effort into cases because of how busy they are. Devin is the complete opposite of this. He will always be there for you every step of the process. His communication skills are excellent as he always keeps you abreast of what is going on. When dealing with deadlines that is as important as it gets, and worth his weight in gold. I really can't say enough about Devin, and the entire Lucas Team!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
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Knowledgeable and Dedicated! You have to use him!
We thought we could buy a house without an agent. Let's just we would be homeless if we hadn't contacted Devin! AMAZING! He knows everything about everything! He was super on top of everything in the whole home buying process and even continued to work for us in the hospital after his baby was born!! You could ask for a more knowledgeable, dedicated team to represent you on a very big deal. See for yourself. You will immediately feel the difference between Devin and other agents. He simply is the best! Will post picture of the house once we get the keys! : )
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Posted by Savannah | March 24, 2016
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highly recommend
Mr. Devin and his staff were absolutely amazing in helping me with my living situation being uninhabitable. While my living situation and my livelihood were being threatened by my landlord, Mr. Devin went above and beyond in making sure that my case was not only resolved immediately, he also made sure it was to my benefit 100% every step of the way. I can't express enough how excellent and professional Mr. Devin's services were, and how thankful I am to Mr. Devin and his staff for all the support and kindness they have shown me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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Responsive, excellent service, professional
We worked together on a tenant landlord issue and his made himself very available quickly. His knowledge of the subject was exceptional and he met all deadlines and was extremely careful and responsive.
Posted by Hui | March 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
We were looking for an investment property and asked Devin as our agent because he is not only an attorney, he is also an experienced broker/realtor. We have known him since 2013. He assisted us in a legal case then and he was helpful. And he gave us advices every time we asked questions regarding the same issue. He always replys our emails promptly. He is always on time when we have an appointment. He explains things in plain language, so we can easily understand (English is not our mother language and we know nothing about the law and legal terms ). He gave us useful information and advice when we submitted the offer. He was very helpful during the escrow processing. He has all the documents ready, keep us updated, and follow up on several things with the seller. We did not have to worry about a thing. He was taking care of everything for us. Devin is reliable, kind, and helpful. He is not only providing the service regarding the real estate, he also give us useful information and recommendation in all legal fields. My husband and I will continue use his service both in legal and real estate and we highly recommend Devin.
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Posted by Kyle | January 26, 2015
Awesome!
Devin Lucas represented my wife and I on the purchase of a new home in Costa Mesa in November 2014. He also represented us as we went through the process of "selling" then eventually renting our condominium in the same area. He tirelessly listed, organized open houses, and eventually handled several purchase offers on our condo, which we later declined. Once we decided to rent, Devin listed our condo for rent, interviewed many potential renters, and successfully found our current tenant. At every step of the way, Devin was a consummate professional - always friendly, responsive, and incredibly helpful. Devin expertly handled a non-traditional transaction for our house purchase that involved a private listing and various details that were initially considered red flags - but with Devin's help and advice, everything was eventually resolved and it became a very straightforward purchase. Whenever issues arose with the property, selling agents, or even the City, Devin was on it immediately and helped us make the best decisions. Devin is an excellent lawyer, as well as a wonderful, conscientious real estate agent (who also happens to be a genuinely nice guy). Always eager to help, he was constantly available and never failed to follow up whenever we had even the most minor question. I highly and without reservation recommend Devin and his team for any issue you might have, especially with regard to property law. It was a pleasure working with him and we will definitely continue to work with him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
An excellent attorney.
Devin Lucas settled a dispute between myself and a neighbor. From our first phone call, Devin took the time to understand my situation. With each new situation, Devin explained what was happening and helped me to understand my options. My phone calls were promptly returned. Mailings were done promptly. Devin always spoke in a professional manner. Devin is knowledgeable, patient and efficient. I would highly recommend Devin Lucas to anyone in need of an attorney to handle a property dispute.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2014
Exceeded Expectations
Super intelligent real estate attorney. Listened intently and thoroughly explained my options. We had an excellent outcome to the case. He couldn't have exceeded our expectations more. Thank you!!!
Posted by MH | May 15, 2013
HOA Dispute
From the moment I met Devin, I was impressed with his willingness to help and the amount of knowledge he possesses. He was interested in what I had to say and was already providing me with advice. Devin has specific experience with HOAs and was able to help us put to rest issues that arose after we moved into our home that were about the previous owner's actions. Whenever I had questions, he was available to help. He was quick to respond to emails and never forfeited quality and effort for speed. His documentation is thorough and well thought out. Devin made our situation quick and painless. I would recommend Devin any day!
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Posted by shaina | January 26, 2013
Very Knowledgeable and Extremely Helpful
I came into contact with Mr. Lucas when he responded to a question I had posted regarding some problems I was having with my apartment complex. His response stood out to me because he was the only attorney who had said in order to really be able to answer my question, he would need more information. Mr. Lucas was very responsive via email and he even spoke to me directly via telephone on a Saturday afternoon. He was very knowledgeable about the laws and rights of both tenant and landlord and even though he won't be able to necessarily assist me with my current situation, he gave me some very good information about getting my deposit back and doing a final walk thru upon moving out. I was very impressed with Mr. Lucas's willingness to help, his flexible schedule but most of all that he was willing to take the time to listen and help me without asking for a ridiculous consultation fee. I would definitely recommend Devin Lucas to a friend. Thank you again Mr. Lucas!
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Attorney and Broker
  • Lucas Real Estate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Quintilone & Assoicates
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Pepperdine University
  • Mediating the Litigated Case - Mediation Training
  • 2014
  • Whittier Coll SOL
  • law
  • 2004
  • Chapman Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 2001

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • N/A
  • Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Chair, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Newort Beach Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2018
  • California Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Secretary / Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 REALTOR of the Year
  • Newport Beach Association of REALTORS
  • 2014

Publications

  • The Coastal REALTOR® News
  • Key Advertising Rules For REALTORS®, Teams and Brokers, to Avoid Undue Scrutiny
  • 2016
  • The Coastal REALTOR® News
  • Good Neighbor Fence Act
  • 2016
  • GPSolo Magazine (ABA)
  • Back to Basics: Why are you Practicing Law in the First Place
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • The Solo and Small Firm Success Academy
  • Running A Successful Solo Practice
  • 2017
  • Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Landlord-Tenant 101
  • 2016
  • Pizza and Pointers
  • Transactional Law
  • 2016
  • Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®
  • Landlord-Tenant for REALTORS®
  • 2016
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Lucas through the Orange County Bar Association and have been impressed with his knowledge of real estate law. He is personable and always willing to lend a helping hand. I would highly recommend Mr. Lucas if you are looking for a very good real estate attorney."
Construction and development Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Knowledgeable, cordial, experienced and proactive attorney."
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