Jim Anest and Will Arant bring over 75 years of legal experience to Parker Lawyers. Jim has served Parker since 1987. Jim and Will are both active and licensed Colorado attorney’s in the State of Colorado. Jim is a licensed attorney in Wyoming having also served as a Prosecuting attorney and town attorney in Natrona, Hot Springs and Douglas Counties.
Jim has been involved in the practice of law in Parker since 1987. Previously, he was admitted to the Wyoming State Bar in 1980. Jim is a past member of the Real Estate section of the Colorado Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has been involved in all aspects of real estate legal representation including the acquisition, development and ownership formation phases for his clients.
As an acquisition and development attorney, he was involved in multiple shopping center purchases and sales, apartment projects and residential/agricultural developments. The combined per-square footage of these retail, commercial and residential properties exceed one million square feet and has closed, participated in the pre-sale negotiations, contract drafting, due diligence review and research and closings that exceed $150,000,000.00. He has served as the primary lead attorney for the acquisition, financing, construction, and development of various real estate ventures, counsel for the lender entity including zoning, annexations and other issues facing developers in the acquisition and sale of individual residential properties, commercial land as well as ranch/agricultural land and distressed property sales.
As part of his practice, he has been involved in entity formation for many Douglas County and Front Range businesses. These entity formations include partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Since 1982, Jim has also represented numerous consumers and creditors in debtor work-outs, Chapter 7 and 13 filings in Colorado and Wyoming and is a frequent participant in legal education classes in the area.
Will Arant practices Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Foreclosure Law, Mortgage Law, and Creditor Bankruptcy. Will was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2005 and was admitted to practice in 2006 for the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado. Will earned his B.S. degree in 2000 from Bowling Green State University where he majored in Political Science and minored in Psychology. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Denver in 2004 as well as his L.L.M. in Taxation in 2004 from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program. Will is a member of the Douglas County, Elbert County and Colorado Bar Associations. Will specializes in:
- Bankruptcy Law
- Real Estate Law
- Civil Litigation
- Foreclosure Law
Admitted: 2005, Colorado; 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Law School: University of Denver, J.D., 2004; University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, L.L.M. – Taxation, 2004
Honors: Civil Litigation Clinic, 2003
College: Bowling Green State University, B.A., Political Science, Minor, Psychology 2000
Member: Douglas County, Elbert County and Colorado Bar Associations.