Kevin R. Nimmons

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Kevin’s clients consist of individuals, business owners, employers, landowners, commercial and residential landlords and tenants, and property management companies. Kevin’s goal is to quickly and efficiently identify a client’s legal problem and offer cost-effective, practical solutions, often times before any litigation ensues. Kevin practices in the area of business, real estate, and due to his extensive litigation experience, Kevin also represents clients and assists in the firm’s Family Law practice.


          Real Estate

Kevin represents clients in all types of real estate transactions, from drafting thorough residential and commercial leases for landlords, tenants, and management companies, to representing buyers and sellers in large, multi-million dollar real estate acquisitions and sales, loans, and 1031 exchanges of commercial or residential property.

Kevin also represents parties in real estate disputes and litigation concerning all aspects of real estate, including leases, filing and litigating unlawful detainers, breach of contract, easement disputes, boundary line disputes, construction law, mechanic’s liens, mortgages and deeds of trust, foreclosures, adjoining landowner disputes, and all other aspects of real estate law.

The following are representative of Kevin’s real estate practice:

  • represents client with over 2,000,000 square feet of office and retail space
  • represented client in sale of improved property for $4.8 million
  • represented client in purchase of improved property for $6.6 million, including complex I.R.S. Section 1031 exchange
  • represented client in negotiation of loan documents for $5.88 million loan
  • represented client in sale of $8 million apartment building
  • represented client in complex I.R.S. Section 1031 exchange and improvement exchange for purchase of multiple replacement properties for partnership


Kevin advises clients on business formation, contracts, and other issues confronting business owners and business start-ups. He also represents individuals and business owners in business disputes and partnership or shareholder disputes.

         Family Law

Due to his extensive litigation experience, Kevin also represents individuals going through divorce and other family law related matters, who require highly discrete and cost-effective representation of their private family law issues.

         Kevin’s Background

Before attending law school, Kevin taught English in Japan with his wife and then traveled extensively throughout India, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. During law school, Kevin was an editor on the law publication, The Digest, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He was also a member of Syracuse’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team, and participated in the only first-year law student International Law Moot Court Competition, held in Toronto, Canada.

He loves everything Santa Barbara has to offer, including surfing, hiking, running, and staying in shape.

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  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • B.A., Liberal Studies (History concentration), California State University, Long Beach
Board Memberships:
  • President and Member of the Board of Directors, Garden Court, Inc.
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara Chapter
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Real Property Management Committee Member, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Santa Ynez Mission Mills Committee Member, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Admitted to Practice:
  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals