James G. Benjamin
Jim Benjamin is the manager of the real estate and business transactional department of the Firm. A past President of the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Jim has served on the Executive Council of the Real Estate Section for more than two decades. Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the Legislative Policy Committee. He is a former member of the Ethics Committee. He also is the President of the Denver Bar Association for the 2012-2013 term. He has been on the Denver Bar Association’s Board of Trustees and one of three members of the DBA Executive Council since 2010. Jim has been named as a Colorado Super Lawyer® in real estate law every year since the inception of the list in 2006.
Jim is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education programs on substantive areas of real estate law and ethics for transactional lawyers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Bradford Publishing’s book on Colorado real estate forms. The book covers purchase and sale agreements, listing agreements, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, deeds of trust, promissory notes, leases, easements, closing documents, forcible entry and detainer and mechanics’ liens. Jim is frequently retained as an expert witness to provide opinions and advice on complex real estate law matters pending in Court proceedings and also on the standards of care required by lawyers in representation on real estate transactional matters. In 1991, he founded the law firm of Benjamin & Associates, PC, which is now Benjamin, Bain, Howard & Cohen, LLC. Jim is currently a manager of the firm.
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