GENERAL OVERVIEWJames P. Babcock has been a builder since 1974 and became an attorney in 1977 because he felt understanding the legal system was essential to home building. Jim, his father and grandfather are all past presidents of our builders' association. Jim has acted as a special arbitrator for local courts for construction-related disputes.
EDUCATION AND LICENSING
He attended and graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 with a Bachelor of
Science, Business Administration, major in Accounting and went on to Detroit
College of Law, which is now affiliated with Michigan State University,
receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1977 with all elective classes being in
the real estate area.
LEGAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Jim has been an attorney since 1977 and concentrated in real estate and
construction-related courses in law school. As an attorney, his area of
expertise is condominium documentation, and he has drafted documents to create
or amend over 250 condominium complexes, residential apartment-style, site,
office buildings, mixed use, marina, industrial and commercial condominiums.
CONSTRUCTION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Growing up with a father and grandfather who were builders, Jim learned about
construction at an early age. Since college he has acted mostly as a small
volume builder participating in all types of construction projects including
single-family residential, modular, small commercial and apartment construction,
as well as renovation and remodeling. He is a general partner in a large mobile
home park and has developed five condominium projects and a subdivision.
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