Kent Calfee has extensive experience in representing clients in real estate matters including purchase and sale, leasing, financing, real property tax, and land use matters.

Kent has handled complex transactions involving §1031 exchanges, loan restructuring, family business planning and reorganization, and large agricultural operations. Kent has a strong background in areas of agricultural law, and has represented landlords and tenants, including orchard development transactions, growers, processers, and marketers.

Kent also has experience in counseling business clients, including successful family businesses, in the formation of business entities, purchase and sale agreements, reorganization and dissolutions of business entities, and general operational business counselling.

Kent is an AV® Peer Review Rated attorney, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards.

  • Hastings College of the Law
    J.D., 1975
  • University of California, Davis
    B.A., Political Science, 1970
    UC Davis Athletic Hall of Fame
  • State Bar of California
  • Yolo County Habitat for Humanity, Pro Bono Project
  • Yolo County Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Davis Chamber of Commerce, Member (2016)
  • Rotary Club of Woodland, Past Member
  • Woodland Chamber of Commerce, Member (1979-2013)

Representative Matters

Real Estate

  • Purchase and Sale
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • §1031 Exchanges
  • Land Use
  • Subdivision Map Act Issues
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Representing Borrowers
  • Work-Outs
  • Real Estate Finance Litigation
  • Real Property Tax Issues
  • Adjacent Owner Disputes


  • Landlord/Tenant – Including Development Leases
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Operational Issues w/
  • Growers
    • Processors
    • Marketers


  • Business Counseling
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Purchase and Sale of Business
  • Business Financing

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Avoiding Litigation: Some Basics for Ag Business Owners,” El Dorado County Farm Bureau, Placerville, CA (April 2016)
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Litigation: Some Basics for Ag Business Owners,” Yolo County Farm Bureau, Woodland, CA (June 2015)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell