Kevin R. Nimmons


  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Liberal Studies (History concentration), California State University, Long Beach

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation (Business, Commercial, Real Estate and Employment)
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions
  • Outside General Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Vice President and Member of Board of Directors
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Member of Board of Directors
  • Past President and current Member of the Board of Directors, Garden Court, Inc.

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


Kevin’s litigation practice focuses on resolving and litigating business and personal disputes in wide-ranging areas such as real estate, easements, leases, evictions, partnership disputes, contracts, employment disputes, mechanic’s liens, and construction. Kevin has been litigating cases for over 11 years. If a case cannot be resolved, Kevin will be prepared to bring the case to trial or arbitration.

Real Estate and Business Transactions

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 advises clients on business formation, contracts, business disputes and partnership or shareholder disputes, business contracts, and other business matters.

The following are representative of Kevin’s legal transaction experience:

  • 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
  • represented client in purchase of three replacement properties consisting of ground leases to complete I.R.S. Section 1031 exchange
  • represented client in sale of $10 million ranch
  • represented client in I.R.S. Section 1031 “improvement exchange” and purchase of $3.9 million property in Carpinteria. Client used exchange monies to improve replacement property to maximize use of exchange funds and tax savings
  • represented client in with purchase of multiple multi-million dollar assisted living facilities in Texas, including negotiating complex loan documents
  • represented clients numerous times in re-financing of complex commercial loans
  • represented client in purchase of $5.78 million assisted living facility

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. Prior to the merger of his law practice with Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy in January 2020, Kevin was a partner at the law firm of Hollister & Brace, P.C., where he practiced law for eleven years. He has two children and lives in Carpinteria, California, where he enjoys the outdoors, backpacking, hiking, surfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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