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James Alan Greer

James Alan Greer

  • 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 32 years: whether involving realty transactional matters, consultation, or arbitration/mediation, 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 experienced Attorney, and is also a certified Arbitrator, 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. He serves the construction industry by advising contractors, developers, design professionals, and owners. He serves the real estate industry by assisting buyers/sellers, lessors/lessees, brokers/agents, and mortgage brokers.
Mr. Greer will pursue litigation on a case-by-case basis on behalf of these same clientele and subject matters.
Truly, there is NO DISPUTE involving real estate or construction law that Jim Greer can not assist in a reasonable and efficiently priced manner.
CALL FOR CONSULT; CO: 303.818.8422; CA: 858.481.9006.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Free Consultation
    1/2 hour on the phone, free
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial telephonic discussion is gratis; thereafter fees range from $250 to $350 per hour, depending. Effort made to offer FIXED FEE for defined tasks/scope, and transactional matter, whenever possible.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Chairman, County Board of Zoning Appeals
Boulder County Board of Zoning Appeals
- Current
Appointed County-Wide by Planning Commission to serve as Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Boulder County CO.
Real Estate Transactions Consultant
- 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 eight residential properties, and two commercial sites.
Founder of Law Firm - Real Estate and Construction Litigtaion
- 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).
Senate Intern
Iowa State Senate
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.
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1986) | Real Estate and ADR
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University of Iowa
B.S. (1981) | Economics and Political Science
Honors: Honors undergraduate (in three years) with double major in Economics and Political Science.
Activities: Chairman of Student Judicial Court; Vice-Chairman of County political party; Senate Intern during last year of High School; State of Iowa Scholar.
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M.A. | Master's Public Administration
Honors: Cum Laude Master's degree in Public Administration.
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"BV" - exemplary attorney and well-established law practice
Martindale-Hubbell, professional attorney rating service
2010 - 2020
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association  # 27055
- Current
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California State Bar  # 129469
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American Arbitration Association
Civil Mediator
California Superior Courts
Licensed General Contractor
California State Contractors License Board
Legal Answers
43 Questions Answered

Q. I own hm outright. The HOA filed a fraud lawsuit. Havent been served. If I sign quit claim deed, will it void suit?
A: Dear Recipient of Fraud Lawsuit by HOA: The general legal premise is that a FRAUD claim (or termed "cause of action", once a lawsuit is filed) is PERSONAL in nature. That means the cause of action survives the transfer of property, and a Quitclaim Deed transfer of the underlying property will not eliminate the personal cause of action against you for fraud. In order to get a full understanding of the nature of the fraud claim I would need more facts (examples: is the HOA pursing YOU as an individual for conduct they alleged YOU performed while owner/occupant ? or, is this really a claim for assessments for alleged violation of CCRS while you occupied the condo ?). Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't caution that in all transfers of property (your Quitclaim example, or if a full blown title-and-escrow transfer, both looked at the same), the Seller has a duty to disclose any "material fact" that a buyer may reasonably need to assist their decision-making in the purchase of the subject property. JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CO and CA and has specialized in real estate matters for the past 30 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. 303.818.8422
Q. Am I responsible for an HOA bill to replace a roof on a townhouse I sold almost a year ago?
A: Dear Townhouse Owner: Unless your CC+R'S or other HOA governing documents are completely different than the 100s of these I have drafted, interpreted, and litigated, you are NOT obliged to reimburse the new owner for the HOA's capital improvements and/or repairs, after the date of sale. I suppose the Buyer may try and lodge a claim of "Failure to Disclose" so I would urge you to maintain a safe/cautious/legal response to that claim. I have offered legal services to hundreds of Sellers whom are on the receiving end of a F.T.D. claim such as this. Feel free to reach out and I'll supply you with a fixed fee for the review of your situation and appropriate advice and written response on your behalf to the pending legal demand letter. JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CO and CA and has specialized in real estate matters for the past 30 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. 303.818.8422
Q. Buyer can't see land because of COVID-19? A Right of First Refusal or Option to purchase best for seller?
A: Dear Colorado Land Sale Client: I would recommend the following for this transaction: (1) an Option To Purchase for (2) duration of X months (3 months, perhaps ?), with (3) nominal consideration (1% of the sales price, perhaps ?) which will be credited back to the Buyer upon closing. If the Buyer exercises within the duration/cut-off then you'll need a standard Land Sale Contract and associated Warranty Deed. You can expect an experienced attorney should be able to offer you a Fixed Fee for the Option To Purchase (me included in that "experienced attorney" category). JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CO and CA and has specialized in real estate matters for the past 30 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. 303.818.8422
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1942 Broadway, Ste. 314
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: (303) 818-8422
1221 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Cell: (858) 481-9006
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