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Stuart Kane LLP

United States 2024


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Stuart Kane LLP is committed to delivering the highest caliber of legal representation in the areas of real estate, employment, litigation and corporate. We offer big-firm expertise, but with more personalized service, and at boutique law firm rates.

Our emphasis on four core practice areas keeps us steadily focused.

Real Estate

Stuart Kane LLP’s expertise in real estate encompasses everything pertaining to your “places,” from acquisition to zoning. We represent developers, owners, landlords, and tenants in retail, industrial, office, and residential markets. We have vast experience with shopping center development, commercial leasing, home building, medical office and assisted living. We represent businesses of every type and size—from start-ups to Fortune 500—with their own real estate needs. We know real estate financing and environmental regulation.


The Employment Group of Stuart Kane LLP provides expert counseling for employers on personnel issues, and defends employers in employment litigation. We guide employers through every stage of the employment process, from hiring to firing, and we assist our clients in developing effective personnel policies and practices. Our employment lawyers are also seasoned litigators. We defend employers in court and before administrative agencies on anything from a wage claim before the Labor Commissioner to multi-million-dollar class actions in California state and federal court. We also provide expertise in labor law and dealing with unions and the National Labor Relations Board.


Stuart Kane LLP’s Litigation Group handles every type of business dispute, with special expertise in real estate, construction, environmental, and employment litigation. The litigators of Stuart Kane LLP are experienced trial attorneys who have spent their careers litigating and arbitrating in Southern California, including the state and federal courts in the Counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Because our career litigation practice has focused on employment and real estate disputes — people and places — we understand the nuances that lead to either early resolution, or victory at trial. The Stuart Kane LLP litigation attorneys have tried jury and non-jury cases, handled arbitrations, mediations and appeals. We have run cases with big budgets and small budgets, and we are specially situated to assist businesses resolve disputes and achieve their goals, protect and validate their rights, and negotiate reasonable resolutions that can keep our clients focused on their core business.


The Corporate Group of Stuart Kane LLP represents both privately held and publicly traded companies in a wide variety of legal projects, including corporate transactions, corporate governance, securities law matters and general business law counseling. Attorney Michael Vaughn brings his in-house general counsel experience from a diverse set of industries, as well as his private practice background. Coupled with the resources of the firm’s other practice areas in real estate, employment law and business litigation, we can serve as your virtual general counsel or as an outsourced member of your in-house legal team.

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Stuart Kane LLP is metro ranked in 5 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Orange County
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate


Regional Rankings

Orange County
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Stuart Kane LLP has 6 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Stuart Kane LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Office Locations

Newport Beach, CA
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
949-791-5100 Call our Newport Beach, CA location at 949-791-5100 Get Directions Get directions to our Newport Beach, CA location
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