NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - Stuart Kane LLP today announced that it is now open for business, headed by Bruce Stuart and Bob Kane. The new boutique firm has been formed by nine seasoned veterans of a large Orange County law firm with a commitment to their specialty practice areas.

Stuart has been one of the top real estate attorneys in Orange County for more than 30 years. Kane has been representing employers in labor and employment matters since the early 1970s, and is regarded as one of the preeminent attorneys in his field. They're joined by seven other highly experienced attorneys: Josh Grushkin, Robert Wallace and Javier Gutierrez, who specialize in real estate law; Bruce May, who focuses on employment law and litigation; and Don Hamman, Peter Wucetich and Eve Brackmann, who concentrate on business litigation with an emphasis on real estate and employment matters.

"In forming the new firm, we will continue to provide the same high-quality representation to our clients," said Stuart. Added Kane, "Four of the founders previously worked together for almost 30 years, so we're already a very cohesive group."

All nine lawyers, eight of whom were partners, left Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth to create the new firm. Craig Carlson, a Stradling founder, commented that "Bruce Stuart, Bob Kane, Don Hamman and Bruce May have been an important part of the history of Stradling and have contributed to the prestige and reputation that it has earned in the marketplace." Senior Stradling Shareholder Bob Whalen further noted that "Stradling fully supports this departure and wishes the new firm the best."

The Real Estate Group will continue to represent owners, developers, landlords and tenants in every aspect of real estate, from acquisition and financing through construction and leasing to sale or other disposition. The firm is also skilled at developing shopping centers, medical, office, and industrial space, assisted living facilities, and residential projects.

The Employment Group provides expert counseling on all personnel matters, and also defends employers in litigation in court, arbitration, and before government entities. Bob Kane and Bruce May have stellar records in court and jury trials, including defense of wage and hour class actions. They are also experts in labor law in the unionized sector.

The Business Litigation Group is headed by Don Hamman, who has been litigating business and real estate cases in Southern California for 33 years. Hamman and his colleagues Peter Wucetich and Eve Brackmann have handled jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals in a wide variety of disputes, with an emphasis on real estate and employment cases.

Paralegals Paula Allegra (Real Estate), Colita McCullough (Employment), and Tiffany Jung (Litigation) are also part of the Stuart Kane team.

About Stuart Kane LLP
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Stuart Kane LLP was formed by nine established Orange County attorneys specializing in real estate, employment and business litigation. Offices are located in Fashion Island at 620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200. For more information, please call 949.791.5100, or go to