James J. Soran, III

Email : jsoran@montgomerylittle.com

Educational Background

1977    J.D.
University of Denver College of Law

1974    B.A.
Colorado College

Professional Experience and Areas of Concentration

Jim Soran is an Equity Shareholder with Montgomery Little & Soran who heads the commercial law department in which Mr. Soran concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, development, and leasing. He is a member of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section and the Real Estate and Titles Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Over the past three decades he has represented shopping center developers, big box retailers like Dillon Companies, Inc. d/b/a King Soopers, apartment developers and owners, office building owners and tenants, not to mention sport celebrities and high profile corporate officers in real estate matters.

Mr. Soran served as a hearing officer for the City and County of Denver Board of Equalization for property assessment appeals in 1987 and 1988. He is also a past member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and served on the Governmental Affairs Committee of that organization in Colorado in 1987 and 1988. As a part of the ICSC Law Conference, Mr. Soran has been a roundtable presenter on issues surrounding supermarkets as anchor tenants (1995) and exclusive use covenants for modern grocers (1996).

He has lectured for CLE in Colorado, Inc., on avoiding malpractice in commercial transactions, for the National Business Institute on leasing matters, at Regis College on business law topics, and to Denver area realtors on liability issues and on the changes in real property law.

In 2002, Mr. Soran chaired the CLE International program on negotiating leases and presented the retail leases section. He presented to Colorado architects on the topic of Understanding and Complying With Barrier Free Requirements in 2012.

As an avocation Mr. Soran directs the Vail Lacrosse Shootout each July and coaches the Regis Jesuit High School varsity team.

Mr. Soran has received the highest “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell since 1989 and has been selected each year since 2007 by Colorado Super Lawyers based on annual surveys of Colorado lawyers for Denver’s 5280 Magazine.