Pearson, James V.

14142 Denver West ParkwayBuilding 51Suite 200Lakewood, CO 80401

Updated: 05/31/2017

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Recreation Law
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Banks and Banking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Law

Representative Clients

  • Colorado Marine Dealers Association
  • American Wildlands
  • Colorado Humane Society
  • FDIC

Representative Cases

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978

Specialties and Certifications

  • Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Ski Instructor, emeritus status, Professional Ski Instructors of America

Other Affiliations

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Law Society
  • Colorado Real Estate Commission

Honors

  • Selected to National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 1994 - 2008
  • Drafted Tort Reform Legislation Limiting Liability of River Rafting Outfitters in Colorado, 1994
  • Selected as an Expert on Recreation Law to Appear on the Nationally Televised Premier Show of Miller's Law, 1993
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top AV rating

Classes and Seminars

  • Opening New Doors to the Outdoors, Golden, Colorado, 2007
  • Presenter, Recreation and Adventure Law and Liability, Declaratory Judgment Actions, Insurance Coverage, 2006
  • Presenter, Recreation and Adventure Law and Liability, Adventure and Recreation Industry, 2005
  • Presenter, Recreation and Adventure Law and Liability, Adventure and Recreation Industry, 2004
  • Presenter, Adventures in Travel Expo, New York, New York
  • Presenter, Recreation and Adventure Law and Liability, Vail, Colorado, 2003
  • Presenter, International Adventure Travel and Outdoor Show, Chicago, Illinois, 2001 - 2002
  • Speaker, World Congress on Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000
  • Clifton Gunderson Seminar, Broomfield, Colorado, 1999
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1999
  • Speaker, Conference on Travel, Events and Management in Sports, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • Speaker, Teaming for Success: A Forum on Sport Tourism, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1997
  • America Outdoors Conference, America Outdoors Business Operations and Compliance Manual, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1996
  • Speaker, Interbike, Anaheim, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Speaker, Western Association of Athletic Clubs, Copper Mountain, Colorado, 1996
  • National Outdoor Industry Rendezvous, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1996
  • Speaker, America Outdoors Conference, Reno, Nevada, 1995
  • Speaker, Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Reno, Nevada, 1995
  • Speaker, National Institute of Accountants, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Chairman and Speaker, World Congress on Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1994
  • Speaker, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1994
  • Speaker, International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates, 1993
  • Speaker, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Project, Denver, CO., 1993
  • Speaker, OmniBancorp Conference, Denver, CO, 1989
  • Contributing Editor and Columnist, American Bicyclist Magazine, 1997 - 1999
  • Contributing Editor and Columnist, Adventure Travel Business Magazine, 1997 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board of RiverReach Youth Initiative

Past Positions

  • RiverReach Youth Initiative, Chairman and Founder
  • American Mountain Guides Association, Board Member
  • Adventure Travel Society, Former Chairman of the Board and General Counsel
  • The Connecticut Insurance Group (Program was Discontinued), Former National Defense Counsel for Outfitters and Guides Insurance Program
  • American Wildlands, An International Non-Profit Organization, Former Advisory Board of Trustees
  • Denver Rail Heritage Society, Former Board Member
  • Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Springs, CO, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Alpenglow Mountainsport, Inc., Former Board Member and Founder
  • Pearson & Paris, P.C., Founding Partner and President
  • Pearson, Horowitz & Burnett, P.C., Founding Partner and President

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1978
    J.D.
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 1976
    M.B.A.
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1971
    B.S.
    Major: Government and Economics

References

References

  • Colorado Humane Society, Denver, Colorado
  • Omni Bank, Denver, Colorado
  • Colorado Marine Dealers Association

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Litigation Basics for the Layperson, 2006
  • Declaratory Judgment Actions, Insurance Coverage and Statutes of Limitation a Issues for Counsel, 2006
  • Compensation Issues in the Adventure and Recreation Industry, 2005
  • Staffing Issues in the Adventure and Recreation Industry, 2004
  • Organizing a Business: Risk Management Perspectives, 2003
  • Rick Management and Insurance, International Adventure Travel and Outdoor Show, 2002
  • Risk Management and Insurance Issues in Sport Tourism, Journal of Vacation Marketing, 1999
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Outdoor Network, Fall, 1997
  • America Outdoors Operations and Compliance Manual, November, 1996
  • Employment Law - Fundamentals, September, 1996
  • Limited Liability Companies -America Outdoors, February, 1996
  • Market Expansion Through Special Populations, World Congress on Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, November, 1995
  • A Walking Nightmare - Employment Law Fundamentals, Outdoor Retailer, February, 1995
  • Legal Liability and Insurance -- What You Don't Know Can Put You Out of Business, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August, 1994
  • Economics - The Engine That Powers the Vehicle Of Eco-Tourism, Adventure Travel Society Newsletter, Winter, 1994
  • Legal Issues Which Limit the Growth of Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, The World Congress on Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, November, 1993
  • Recreation Law - An Overview, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., September, 1993
  • Limiting Your Liability - Legal Fundamentals For Your Retail Survival, Outdoor Retailer, August, 1993
  • Liability Issues In Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, 1992 World Congress on Adventure Travel and Eco-Tourism, November, 1992

Office Information

Address

14142 Denver West ParkwayBuilding 51Suite 200Lakewood, CO 80401

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