Jim Johnson assists real estate owners and developers in complex land use and development matters, including disputes regarding entitlement approvals and eminent domain. As part of Jim’s practice, he often represents clients in the acquisition of real property, in securing annexation, zoning, subdivision or other local governmental approvals and in the negotiation of construction and design contracts. Jim’s litigation practice includes representing land owners in Rule 106 actions challenging local government decisions surrounding annexation, zoning and subdivision issues. Jim also represents land owners facing the threat of eminent domain, in pre-condemnation planning, valuation issues and condemnation proceedings.
Before commencing his legal career with Otten Johnson, Jim was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court. Prior to starting law school, he was an engineer with an international environmental consulting firm. In addition to his client work, Jim serves as the firm’s Managing Director and on the firm’s Executive Committee. Jim is a frequent contributor to the firm’s blog, http://www.rockymountainrealestatelaw.com, where his posts cover a variety of land use and development issues.