Real Estate Attorney Joseph Stuart Joined Luce Forward Orange County Office

IRVINE, Calif. (September 26, 2007) – Joseph S. Stuart has joined Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, one of California’s leading full-service law firms, as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice group. Stuart will work from Luce Forward’s newly opened Orange County office.

“Joe is a highly respected attorney with strong ties to the Orange County community,” said Robert J. Bell, Luce Forward’s managing partner. “His commercial/transactional experience will add further depth to our real estate practice group, and he will play a key role as we open up the new office, providing enhanced services to our clients as we expand throughout the state.”

Stuart is a seasoned real estate attorney, specializing in transactions for industrial, retail, office, residential and shopping center properties. Having spent the majority of his career in Orange County, Stuart has expert knowledge regarding the needs of his clients and the intricacies involved with practicing real estate law locally. Throughout his career, Stuart has handled approximately $2 billion in transactions in both Northern and Southern California, as well as Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Stuart said, “Luce Forward is a powerful law firm with a wonderful state-wide reputation, quality clients and well-respected attorneys. Considering all that, being a part of opening a new office is just the icing on the cake.”

Prior to coming to Luce Forward, Stuart worked as regional general counsel for Centex Homes. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Los Angeles, Orange County, Rancho Santa Fe and San Francisco. For more information, visit

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