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James R. Thompson

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"AV-Preeminent" Peer-Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a 2015 Super Lawyer, Jim has more than 29 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:

  • Contracts
  • Project Finance
  • Mechanic's Lien and Surety Bond Claims
  • Delay, Suspension, & Disruption Claims
  • Disputes & Litigation

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Civic Involvement

  • Bramante Homeowners' Association (Board of Directors, 2006 - Present)
  • Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
  • Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board of Managers, 2001 - 2005; Vice Chairman, 2003 - 3005)
  • 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

Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions
  • Domestic and Family Law
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate

Education

  • University of Denver, B.S.B.A., 1983
  • Rutgers University, J.D., 1986

Admitted

  • Colorado
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Pennsylvania

Born

  • Philadelphia, PA

Memberships

  • Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Camden County (NJ), Denver and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (1979 - present)
  • International Council of Shopping Ceners (2010-present)

Miller & Law P.C. Attorneys at Law
1900 West Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-722-6500 Fax: 303-722-9270
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