Real Estate & Construction

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys have significant experience in guiding clients through various real estate transactions, including property acquisitions and sales, development, construction, leasing, operations, and insurance coverage.  Our clients include brokers, real estate investors, commercial and residential developers, title companies, financial institutions, design professionals, contractors, and property owners.

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys also represent clients in real property and construction disputes in both state and federal courts and in arbitration.

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

Payne & Fears LLP has unparalleled experience representing companies in all types and sizes of construction matters.  We take a proactive approach to our clients' legal needs, advising them on practices to help them minimize exposure to risk and strengthen their positions should they need to pursue or defend a claim.

Our Real Estate & Construction Team routinely counsels clients on the following legal issues:

  • Employment discrimination, harassment and wage-and-hour claims
  • Experience before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) 
  • Class and collective action litigation
  • Employment law counseling
  • Purchase and sale
  • Leasing
  • Financing and entity formation
  • Construction and development
  • Mechanic’s lien and course of construction disputes
  • Insurance
  • Indemnity and property loss disputes
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Warranty disputes
  • Commercial Lease and Unlawful Detainer Disputes

Representative Real Estate & Construction Clients:

  • Centex Homes
  • Del Webb Corporation
  • K. Hovnanian
  • Lennar
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • MIG Capital
  • Pulte Homes
  • Sares-Regis
  • The Olson Company
  • Tri-Pacific Capital Advisors
  • Wasatch Property Group
  • Western National Builders
  • Western National Properties
  • William Lyon Homes