You are driven, soulful, and client focused.  Shouldn’t your lawyer be the same?  We think so.

At the Law Office of Paul Damien Kramer (“PDK” to many), we draw on our 30+ years of business transactional and litigation experience,  and a deep sense of commitment to deliver efficient, attentive, and effective legal counsel for individuals, businesses, real property owners and entrepreneurs.

Based in Newport Beach, PDK was formed in 1999 to serve the corporate, real property, transactional and dispute-resolution needs of southern California businesses.  For over thirty years, PDK has actively guarded the interests of its business clients and entrepreneurs through intelligent, timely, and cost-effective representation.

Whether you are a startup, a growing or established business, or thinking of becoming one, we can help.


Business always involves an element of risk.  Your understanding of that risk is critical to making the right decisions for your business.

At PDK, we help to ensure that our clients understand the risks to any proposed course of action by providing unbiased and straightforward assessments of those risks.  

Our practice is relationship-based, and premised on a business owner’s need for problem solving through swift and practical advocacy.

Our clients come from all walks of industry, and share a common interest in a single “go to” lawyer with a practical understanding of business, as well as the unique perspective of a seasoned business litigator.

With broad experience in both transactional and dispute-related matters, Paul is relied upon to assist his clients in an equally diverse array of business concerns, ranging from the formation of a brand new company, to the active protection of a more established business concern.

PDK's transactional services:

  • New Business Formation and Organization
  • Contract Drafting, Negotiation, and Troubleshooting
  • Commercial Property - Purchase and Lease
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements

PDK's non-transactional counsel (assessment and recommendations re existing or potential legal conflicts and claims):

  • Commercial Contract Disputes and Claims
  • Real Property Purchase and Lease Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Commercial or Real Property Fraud Claims
  • Unfair Business or Competition Claims
  • Commercial Construction Disputes

Whether the matter is transactional or dispute-related in nature, our clients depend on PDK to deliver swift, practical and economically-minded counsel.