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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 33 years: whether involving dispute management, 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 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.
Mr. Greer will pursue litigation on a case-by-case basis on behalf of these same clientele and subject matters (i.e. only selective litigation matters).
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.

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
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 thirteen 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).
Chairman, County Board of Zoning Appeals
Boulder County Board of Zoning Appeals
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
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
M.A. | Master's Public Administration
Honors: Cum Laude, Master's degree in Public Administration.
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University of Iowa
B.S. (1981) | Economics and Political Science
Honors: Honors undergraduate degree (in three years !) with double major in 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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"BV" - exemplary attorney and well-established law practice
Martindale-Hubbell, professional attorney rating service
2010 - 2020
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar  # 27055
- Current
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California State Bar  # 129469
- Current
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American Arbitration Association
Civil Mediator
California Superior Courts
Licensed General Contractor
California State Contractors License Board
Legal Answers
58 Questions Answered

Q. We bough a property to flip. We remodeled and added. One neighbor that owns a lot next to our house is scaring buyers.
A: Dear Neighbor Dispute Client: The simple reply to your inquiry is to start with a Cease And Desist letter, wherein you identify with specificity the utterances made by the neighbor to prospective purchasers along with approximate dates, and make legal demand for the neighbor to stop said utterances. JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CA and CO 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. 858.481.9006
Q. can i get out of an easement agreement house sold 1 mo ago way too binding on my use of my own property Sara Passarelli
A: Dear Property Owner With Easement: A standard easement is a recorded document that is binding on both owners (both the "servient" and the "dominant" parcel owners), and an easement "runs with the land" (meaning, attaches to the property and impacts all future owners of each parcel). There are some very limited instances where an Easement may be revoked or released, and those instances would require either: (a) voluntary action by both parties, (b) payment to a party to release the easement, (c) contention that a party's conduct shows the easement has been abandoned, or (d) provable claim by one party that the other party is violating the terms of the easement. If you have one of these situations, you may have a CHANCE in removing the easement. 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. If the seller and their RE agent were aware of foundation issues, are they legally bound to report them?
A: Dear Disclosure Issue Questioner: To try and clarify, if by the phrase "someone previously under contract" you mean that a different potential buyer had obtained a professional's estimate to perform foundation repairs ? and if you are certain that estimate was supplied to the Sellers ? Then clearly, YES there certainly may be a valid claim for "Fraud, Failure To Disclose" in connection with your purchase of this residence. The only other potential issue is the extent of the foundation problem - it has to rise to the level of "material to a reasonable buyer" (example: like a $5k-$10k, or more, repair cost to fix to cracks in the foundation). Your next step is to engage an attorney and initiate a "demand letter" followed by a demand for contractual mediation. 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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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