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James A. Greer

James A. Greer

GREER + ASSOCIATES, PC
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • California, Colorado
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Mr. Greer is expert in real estate and construction law for the past 34 years: whether involving consultation, dispute management, transactional matters, arbitrations, or trial, he has successfully served real estate and construction clientele (large and small) in all of their "phases" of need in California and Colorado. He is an extensivley experienced Attorney, a certified Arbitrator (i.e. private Judge), and a licensed General Contractor. Mr. Greer offers transactional work and consulting in real estate purchase/sale contracts, leases, and construction contracts; and he offers experienced guidance in any type of real estate matter from procurement thru development. His practice in the construction industry includes advising contractors, developers, design professionals, and owners. He serves clientele in the real estate industry by assisting buyers/sellers, lessors/lessees, brokers/agents, and mortgage brokers. He accepts appointment as an Arbitrator in construction and realty matters. And, Mr. Greer can be hired as an advocate in select litigation matters on a case-by-case basis on behalf of these same clientele and same types of subject matters (i.e. selective litigation matters as he has limited the number and extent of his litigation practice).
Truly, there is NO DISPUTE involving real estate or construction law that Jim Greer can not assist in a prompt, reasonable, and efficiently priced manner.
CALL FOR CONSULT: CO 303.818.8422; CA 858.481.9006.
EMAIL: jamesgreer@CalCoLaw.com

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Residential Real Estate
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    20 minutes, first phone call, free
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial telephonic discussion is gratis; thereafter fees range from $300 to $350 per hour, depending. Effort made to offer FIXED FEE for defined tasks/scope, and transactional matters, whenever possible.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Colorado
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Professional Experience
Real Estate Transactions Consultant
REALTY CONSULTANTS, INC.
- Current
Mr. Greer is hired to perform every type of Real Estate Transaction, including Purchase Contracts, Leases, Easements, Deeds, and Promissory Notes, in residential and commercial transactions. He is also called upon to offer advice to Developers for advice from "procurement, thru entitlement, and construction" where he is qualified to assist in every transactional aspect of the "life" of developing a property.
Licensed General Contractor
CSLB - California State License Board
- Current
In order to serve his specialty, and utilize his background in development and construction, Mr. Greer achieved a General Contractor's License ("G.C.") in the State of California, meeting the requirements of four years hands-on experience in construction and development and passing the all-day practical examination. Under his G.C. license, Mr. Greer has procured, designed, and developed thirteen residential properties, and two commercial sites.
Founder of Law Firm - Real Estate and Construction Litigtaion
GREER + ASSOCIATES, PC
- Current
Mr. Greer founded his law firm in 1988 after 2 years In-House Counsel at a Real Estate Development Company. For the ensuing 30 years he and a staff of several associate attorneys successfully litigated and/or resolved in excess of 2200 litigation files involving a myriad of construction and real estate matters. Mr. Greer achieved results for large and small clients alike, allowing him to earn a reputation as one of the finest specialists in San Diego County and Boulder County (Colorado).
Chairman, County Board of Zoning Appeals
Boulder County Board of Zoning Appeals
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Appointed County-Wide by Planning Commission to serve as Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Boulder County CO.
Senate Intern
Iowa State Senate
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Selected from state-wide applicant pool, served as Senate Intern in lieu of senior year High School, including during special session for passage of nation's first "bottle deposit" legislation.
Education
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1986) | Real Estate and ADR
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University of Iowa
M.A. | Master's Public Administration
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Honors: Cum Laude, Master's degree in Public Administration.
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University of Iowa
B.S. (1981) | Economics and Political Science
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Honors: Honors undergraduate degrees (in three years !) in both Economics and Political Science.
Activities: Chairman of Student Judicial Court; Vice-Chairman of Shelby County Democrat Party; State of Iowa Scholar (3 year scholarship).
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Awards
"BV" - exemplary attorney and well-established law practice
Martindale-Hubbell, professional attorney rating service
"BV" - exemplary attorney and well-established law practice
Martindale-Hubbell, professional attorney rating service
2010 - 2020
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar  # 27055
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 129469
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
Licensed General Contractor
California State Contractors License Board
Legal Answers
71 Questions Answered
Q. Is unpermitted work during a house flip required material fact for disclosure in the sale/purchase process in Denver, CO
A: Dear Home Purchaser: Material facts need to be disclosed. And, unpermitted work MAY rise to the level of materiality. However, it depends on the nature, scope and type of unpermitted work. If the problems you are experiencing are directly related to the unpermitted work, and if knowledge that this work was unpermitted would have made a reasonable buyer reconsider the purchase (or make pertinent counter offers), then yes you should strongly consider pursuit of the mediation clause in your Purchase Contract. Hire an attorney to serve a Demand then pursue Mediation if that is not successful.
Q. What type of Attorney litigates Real Estate Easements problems in California?
A: Easement Issue: you'd be looking for a Real Estate attorney with experience in litigation, and background in development/realty/construction. JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CA and CO and has specialized in real estate and construction matters for the past 34 years; nothing herein shall be construed as the offering of legal advice insofar as Mr. Greer is not in an attorney-client capacity with the inquiring party. 858.481.9006
Q. What do I need to file to see a judge to release a lien?
A: Expired Mortgage Lien Claimant: The "judge" route will be an action filed in your jurisdiction's Superior Court - difficult in this situation, not based on the law or the facts (that's the easy part of your claim), but in trying show "proof of service" in connection with your lawsuit. If the lien holder is nowhere to be found, you'll be forced to achieve service via "publication" (that's time consuming and expensive, unfortunately). If there were "title insurance" involvement (doubtful in this instance - a single wide ? was there ever title insurance for that kind of chattel ? again, probably not) then the title company would be required to clear your title. Here, it appears you'll need to go the full route at Superior Court. JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CA and CO and has specialized in real estate and construction matters for the past 34 years; nothing herein shall be construed as the offering of legal advice insofar as Mr. Greer is not in an attorney-client capacity with the inquiring party. 858.481.9006
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Contact & Map
1942 Broadway, Ste. 314
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: (303) 818-8422
1221 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Telephone: (858) 481-9006
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