Michael K. Ryan

CastleLyons Corporation
315 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Suite U-3
Encinitas , CA 92024
Mobile: 619-787-5988
Office: 619-787-5988


45+ years in the real estate Industry. MBA from USC, CA and HI Broker's Licenses and CA Contractor's License. Expertise in entitlements, development, home building and broker/agent standard of care issues. Cases involved partnerships disputes, broker/agent issues, development standards, Industry standards, customs and practices, fiduciary duties owed, disclosure requirements, due diligence standards and more. Have run Divisions for privately and publicly-held real estate companies. My "real world" experience has proven to be a key factor in the analysis of case issues and in my credibility during courtroom testimony. We have offices in San Diego, CA and Honolulu, HI. Please view the 2-minute video on our website -- www.castlelyons.net.


NOTE: We do not charge for out-of-State travel time or expenses.


-45+ years in the residential real estate Industry

-Ran Divisions for privately and publicly-held real estate companies

-Over $1,000,000,000 of transactions completed

-Performed over 50 due diligence investigations

-Acquired over 15,000 lots and entitled over 25,000 lots

-Developed over 3,500 residential lots

-Built 1,000-plus homes

-Built over 25 projects as a General Contractor

-Involved in and/or read 100-plus Purchase & Sale, Option and Joint Venture Agreements

-Sold $350,000,000 of real estate, comprising 6,000 lots and units

-Performed expert witness services in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma and Utah

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Damages
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Residential Real Estate

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California State Contractor’s License (B-1) -- Nos. 728955 and 321645
California State Broker’s License No. 1364253
Hawaii State Broker's License No. 21798
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $325/hour for consulting/research
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $325/hour for consulting/research
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $475/hour for deposition/court testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $475/hour for deposition/court testimony


Refer to Testimonials on Website.