About Us

Fresno Real Estate Attorneys Serving All of San Joaquin Valley.

fresno real estate attorneysThe law firm of Cuttone & Associates offers legal services to businesses and individuals that are seeking both professional expertise and personal attention. Our reputation as skilled litigators and transactional experts is based on our years of experience as licensed real estate brokers, business owners, and real estate lawyers. We primarily serve businesses related to the real estate sector, such as brokers, developers, lenders, investors, contractors, agricultural entities, and title/escrow companies.

Our practice utilizes a blend of broker advisory services, business and real estate transactions, as well as trial litigation. We solve problems for our clients, and whenever possible structure transactions to avoid conflict. We are advocates of alternative dispute resolution methods for saving time and money, but are well prepared to go to trial if those approaches do not bring favorable results for our clients.

The Attorneys at Cuttone & Associates

Brian K. Cuttone

Brian Cuttone is a civil trial lawyer with state and federal court experience primarily in business and bankruptcy litigation. His experience as a Fresno real estate lawyer includes resolving disputes concerning real property transactions and land use, secured transactions and lien enforcement. Attorney Cuttone also serves as a judge pro tem conducting mandatory settlement conferences on behalf of the Fresno County Superior Court, in cases involving real estate disputes, and acts as a mediator for business disputes.

Attorney Cuttone was admitted to the California Bar in 1999, and obtained his real estate license in 1994. His experience as a real estate broker includes risk management, Bureau of Real Estate compliance, litigation and supervising real estate transactions for over 475 real estate agents and brokers, located in 13 offices in the San Joaquin Valley.

Relying on our diverse backgrounds as Fresno real estate attorneys and brokers, we are dedicated to giving our clients a full range of quality legal services. These areas of experience and expertise include:

  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Advisory Services for Real Estate Brokers
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Estate Planning

Over time, a single client could have a need for several of these distinct practice areas, and Cuttone & Associates strives to offer legal services that are based on the client’s evolving business needs. As your expert legal and business counsel, we want to learn your priorities and values, and then offer unique solutions to any challenges that arise.

We welcome new clients and offer an initial one-hour consultation for $295, which will give you a specific action plan to solve any problem or challenge you are facing. If you have a need for quality legal counsel that can advise you on all of your real estate and business transactions, please contact us today.


Craig C.O. Waters

Craig Waters is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice focuses on real estate and business litigation. His attention to detail and focus on making the legal process as transparent as possible to his clients have allowed him to help numerous clients who would have otherwise been too apprehensive to seek legal help to protect their interests. Having come from a small family business background, and having worked with numerous small business clients, Mr. Waters understands the importance of not only protecting his clients’ interests, but doing so in a cost-effective and economically feasible manner.

Mr. Waters has extensive experience representing buyers, sellers, real estate salespersons (agents), and real estate brokers in litigation involving the sale of residential properties. Mr. Waters’ experience includes:

  • Concealment or Misrepresentation of Material Facts in the Sale of Real Property
  • Purchase and Sale of “Flipped” Properties
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Failures to Disclose Material Defects
  • Contract Disputes
  • Listing Agreement and Buyer Representation Commission Disputes
  • Procuring Cause Disputes Between Real Estate Licensees
  • Easements
  • Title Disputes
  • Landlord Rights
  • Wrongful Eviction
  • Real Estate Licensee Disciplinary Actions
  • Professional Negligence (Real Estate Licensees)
  • Resolving Issues That Arise During a Residential Real Estate Transaction
  • Obtaining Performance Under a Purchase and Sale Agreement

Mr. Waters is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Fresno County Bar Association, the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the Fresno Association of Realtors.

Mr. Waters is admitted to the following:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of California