James (Jim) R. Belcher

James (Jim) R. Belcher: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
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  • 111 W 2nd St #220, Casper, WY 82601
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Biography

James R. (Jim) Belcher is Of Counsel in the firm's Casper office. His practice areas include energy & natural resources, bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights, banking, and real estate transactions. After a 13-year career as a commercial banker, Jim attended law school and began practicing law in 1988 in Wyoming.

In his financial practice, Jim represents lenders in large commercial and real estate financing transactions, judicial and non-judicial real estate foreclosures, collection litigation, state and federal receiverships and bankruptcy matters. Jim represents commercial banks, large and small, in all facets of banking and is legal counsel for the Wyoming Bankers Association.

Jim represents both lenders and borrowers by rendering financing opinions for energy, real estate and business financings of all types, including equipment leasing, oil and gas, coal, real estate and wind power projects. He assists corporate, partnership and LLC clients with mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. These transactions include rendering local counsel opinions in large transactions.

Jim has extensive experience in assisting energy clients with surface owner agreements and dispute resolution. He drafts surface use agreements and litigates condemnation, surface access and injunctive actions to obtain the right to develop minerals. Jim assisted a pipeline client in obtaining a complete defense judgment in a breach of gas purchase agreement litigated in Wyoming State Court in a week long bench trial, which was affirmed by the Wyoming Supreme Court on appeal.

Jim drafts and evaluates construction contracts and litigates commercial construction lien disputes and disputes arising from oil and gas operations. Jim has extensive experience in resolving mechanics' and oil and gas lien claims.

In his real estate practice, Jim assists clients in purchasing, selling and financing transactions and real estate developments, that include easements, water rights, utilities, permitting, and covenants.

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy (2005-Present)
Chamber USA-Leading Lawyers in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Bankruptcy (2008-present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007)

Presentations & Publications

Non-consensual Liens Under Title 29, Wyoming Lawyer, June 2008
Co-Author ABA State-by-State Guide to Construction and Design Law, Wyoming Chapter (2008 Second Edition)
Editor, The Wyoming Law of Mortgages (1993)

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking Law, Compliance, and Internal Operations and Processes
  • Financing, Loan Structuring, and Documentation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • Energy & Minerals Projects & Transactions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Financing and Security Devices

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(307) 232-6911  Phone
www.crowleyfleck.com
University Attended:
University of Colorado, B.S. Finance, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Wyoming Law School, J.D. with Honors, 1988, Order of the Coif
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1988, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; 1989, Colorado; 1988, Wyoming
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Professional Affiliations

Wyoming State Bar Association
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Ewing T. Kerr American Inns of Court, Member
Wyoming Bar Foundation, Past Board Member and President
American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow
Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation, Board Member

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