John W. Pharris, Esq.

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LAW PRACTICE:

I have been practicing law for 35 years. My law practice is concentrated in Real Estate, Land Use, Real Estate Development, Business, Estate Planning and Administration, Banking, Creditor Bankruptcy Representation, and Construction Law. My Business Law practice includes complete business planning services for new and existing businesses, including business entity formations such as Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Subchapter S Corporations, business purchases and business sales. My Estate Planning and Administration law practice focuses on wills, trusts, probate, and estate administration.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

6/04 – Present: March, Olive & Pharris, LLC, Attorneys at Law, Fort Collins, CO (Member/Manager 6/04 – Present).

1/95 – 5/04: Willard & Pharris, P.C., Attorneys at Law, Fort Collins, CO (Shareholder 1/95 – 5/04). Law practice concentrating in Real Estate Law; Banking Law; General Business Law; Commercial Law; Corporate, Partnership, and Limited Liability Company Law; Creditors’ Rights Law; and Estate Planning and Administration.

3/84 – 12/94: Wood, Herzog, Osborn & Bloom, P.C., Attorneys at Law, Fort Collins, CO  (Associate 3/84 – 8/86. Shareholder 9/86 – 12/94). Law practice concentrating in Real Estate Law;  Banking Law; General Business Law; Commercial Law; Corporate, Partnership, and Limited Liability Company Law; Creditors’ Rights Law; and Estate Planning and Administration.

7/80 – 2/84: Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring, Attorneys at Law, Denver, CO (Associate doing Uniform Commercial Code, Uniform Consumer Credit Code, Truth-in-Lending, Equal Credit Opportunity, Electronic Funds Transfer, Bank and Savings and Loan Association Regulation, Real Estate, and Equipment Leasing work.)

12/78 – 7/80: Weller, Friedrick, Hickisch & Hazlitt, Attorneys at Law, Denver, CO (Associate doing products liability, personal injury, and surety bond work.)

5/77 – 8/77: Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law, Lexington, NE (Associate doing general practice legal work.)

5/76 – 8/76: (Nebraska Supreme Court certified law clerk performing research, investigation, pleadings drafting, brief writing, and general civil law practice.)

BAR AND COURT MEMBERSHIPS:

1979 – Present: Colorado Supreme Court

1979 – Present: Colorado State Bar Association

1979 – Present: Federal District Court for the District of Colorado

1979 – Present: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

1979 – 1983: Denver Bar Association

1984 – Present: Larimer County Bar Association

EDUCATION:

Law School: University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska

Degree: Received J.D. May 13, 1978

Honors: Nebraska Law Review (Top 8% of 1975-76 Freshman Class)

Activities:

Assistant Editor of Nebraska Law Review 1977-78

Associate Editor of Nebraska Law Review 1976-77

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Undergraduate: University of Nebraska College of Business Administration, Lincoln, Nebraska

Degree: Received B.S. May 10, 1975 (Major concentration of hours in economics, finance, and banking)

Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (Top 10% of 1975 College of Business Senior Class), Phi Eta Sigma Honorary (College of Business Freshman Class Academic Honorary)

HOBBIES

Golfing, Fly Fishing, Clay Target Shooting, Bird Hunting, Sailing, and Scuba Diving.