Biographies – Devin Lucas


Devin Lucas

2901 West Coast Highway Suite 200
Newport Beach | California | 92663-4023

949.478.1623 office | 888.667.6038 fax


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Devin R. Lucas

Devin Lucas is a Real Estate Attorney, Broker and REALTOR® assisting individuals, investors and small businesses in all forms of real estate transactions and discord in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding Southern California communities. Mr. Lucas has broad experience representing a wide range of clientele from first time buyers and sellers to celebrities, executives and other high-profile figures. Mr. Lucas negotiates complex purchase agreements with out-of-the-box strategies, often utilizing confidentiality provisions, LLC formations, liability protection mechanisms and other forms of strategic planning. In addition, Mr. Lucas has extensive experience representing developers, general contractors and subcontractors, homeowners associations, HOA boards, property managers and homeowners alike. Mr. Lucas has been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, sales, lease agreements, lawsuits, mediations and countless court hearings including multiple matters through jury trials and appeals.

Mr. Lucas was named the “2014 REALTOR® of the Year” by the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, is a past Director of the California Association of REALTORS®, a current Director of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, an active member of multiple local and statewide REALTOR® committees, the 2018 Secretary/Treasurer 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, 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 indeed comes with real estate transactions, often the largest financial transaction an individual will undertake.

Professional affiliations and community:

– California State Bar | Member | License No. 235981
– California Bureau of Real Estate | Broker | License No. 01912302
– Orange County Bar Association | Solo and Small Firm Section, Chair 2017
– Orange County Bar Association | Real Estate Section, Secretary/Treasurer 2018
– California Association of REALTORS® | Ombudsman; Director, 2015 term; Professional Standards Committee and Transaction and Regulatory Committees
– Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® | 2017 Director; “2014 REALTOR® of the Year”; Volunteer Mediator; Young Professionals Network, Executive Committee Member; Political and Governmental Affairs Committee, Past Chair
– National Association of REALTORS® | Broker Member; Broker Involvement Program, Member and Participant; REALTOR® Party, Member and Participant
– Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce | Member and Chamber Ambassador
– California Fair Housing Foundation | Property Management Training Certified
– Community Neighborhood Watch | Founder of Local Watch Program in association with CMPD
– Chapman University | Alumni Association Member
– Whittler Law School | Alumni Association Member

Practice Areas / Services:

– Real estate purchases, sales and leasing
– Property Management
– Landlord – Tenant matters
– Family transactions / Propositions 58 and 193 (selling or gifting to children, grandchildren, etc.)
– For sale by owner assistance
– Private party transactions
– 1031 Exchanges
– Consultation services
– Dispute Resolution / Mediation (see below)
– Document review and revision
– Ownership agreements, buy-out agreements, joint venture agreements, Lease agreements, option agreements
– Formation of LLC(s) to hold and manage real estate
– Deeds of Trust, Promissory Notes and other investor, seller or family financing
– Specific Performance claims / enforcement of purchase agreements
– Easement Agreements
– Boundary line disputes
– Fence and monument disputes / enforcement of California’s “Good Neighbor Fence Act”
– Neighbor disputes
– Planning
– Entitlements
– Construction contracting
– Additional real property matters

Mediation / Dispute resolution / ADR services:

Mr. Lucas is frequently retained to serve as a Mediator for voluntary, non-binding, 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 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.

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