James R. Thompson
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James R. Thompson is of counsel to Obermayer.
"AV-Preeminent" Peer-Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Jim has more than 28 years of experience in business, construction and real estate transactions, and complex commercial litigation. His clients in transactional and litigation cases have ranged from publicly traded corporations to small businesses and individuals.
He has represented clients in a variety of Federal and State Trial and Appellate Courts in Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in connection with claims involving jurisdictional disputes, real estate disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/partner/member disputes, fraud, deceptive trade practices, negligence, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, tortious interference, mechanic’s lien foreclosures, zoning and planning board appeals, and insurance coverage disputes.
In addition to his trial experience, Jim regularly counsels clients on a variety of legal issues in the real estate, insurance, corporate and distributorship/franchise areas. This counseling often involves the preparation of various types of agreements necessary for the business operation, including shareholder, operating, leases, purchase/sale, employment, non-disclosure, sale and manufacturing, and distribution and licensing.
Jim began his legal career in Colorado during the summer of 1984 as an intern to Chief Justice William H. Erickson of the Colorado Supreme Court and upon graduation from law school in 1986, began practicing law in Colorado. A South Jersey native, in 1990 he left Denver and returned to the Philadelphia area (Cherry Hill, NJ), joining the Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP law firm in 1991. Early in his 14 years at Obermayer, Jim rose to partner in the firm's litigation department.
In August 2005, Jim returned to Colorado and formed Thompson & Thompson LLP with his brother, Ronald H. Thompson. Following Ron's untimely passing in 2010, Jim merged his practice into what then became Heckenbach, Thompson, Suazo & Dave LLP. In order to provide a wider range of services and better serve his clients, Jim joined Berenbaum Weinshienk PC as a shareholder in the Spring of 2013. In February 2015, Jim left the full-time practice of law to accept a position as the CEO, President & General Counsel of his long-time client, Eat at Joe's, Ltd., a publicly traded company (OTCQB:JOES)
In every situation Jim spends the time with his client that is necessary to gain an understanding of the client’s business and objectives and then works with the client to develop an appropriate strategy for success. Some specific examples of Jim’s work include representation of:
Businesses, Financial Institutions, Real Estate Companies and Individuals in:
• Entity Formation, Governance & Dissolution
• Purchase / Sale / Lease Transactions
• General Contract Matters
• Mortgage Loan Transactions
• Construction Loan Transactions
• Asset Loan Transactions
• Real Estate Transactions
• Work-Outs, Foreclosures & Receiverships
• Disputes & Litigation
Construction Industry Clients with:
• Project Finance
• Mechanic's Lien and Surety Bond Claims
• Delay, Suspension, & Disruption Claims
• Disputes & Litigation
In Colorado, Jim can be reached at:
1900 West Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Business: (303) 722-6500
Fax: (303) 722-9270
Mobile: (856) 816-6404
Professional & Civic Activities
Bramante Homeowners' Association (Board of Directors 2006-present)
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (2006-present)
Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board of Managers, 2001-2005; Vice Chairman, 2003-2005)
Cherry Hill Township (NJ) Library Board of Trustees (Trustee 2003-2005)
Girl Scouts of Camden County, NJ (Board Member 2000-2004)
Cooper River Rowing Association (Trustee 2004-2005)
Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center (Cherry Hill, NJ) (Board Member 1993-1998)
Allied Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey
Cherry Creek Country Club
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (1979 - present)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) (2010-present)
- Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Camden County (NJ), Denver and Philadelphia Bar Associations
Honors & Awards
- Denver's Best Lawyers (2015; 2014)
- Colorado Super Lawyers 2015 (Commercial Litigation)
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