Jake Fair’s transactional and commercial litigation practice includes banking, commercial lending, municipal finance, bankruptcy and secured transactions. As a dually-licensed attorney and CPA, Jake offers clients the benefits of both legal and financial insight. His more recent experience includes:
- Counsel to buyers and sellers of real estate across the State of Arkansas.
- Represent various commercial entities including shopping centers in business disputes and evictions related to commercial tenants.
- Defense of suits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
- Successfully set aside a significant default judgment entered against a financial institution.
- Counsel to creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
- Counsel to an individual in a guardianship proceeding with a trust dispute.
- Counsel to the buyers of a realty company and a logistics company.
- Assist and advise property owners’ association in collecting unpaid homeowners’ assessments and in pending bankruptcy cases.
- Assist and advise financial institutions on daily issues.
- Assist and advise financial institutions regarding garnishment procedure.
- WLJ e-Discovery Solutions team member, handling review and production of electronically-stored information (ESI) in complex litigation.
Jake is from the beautiful Heber Springs, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas where he studied accounting. True to his background, Jake enjoys spending his time on Greers Ferry Lake and calling the Hogs.
Fair earned his J.D. from the UALR Bowen School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2015. While in law school, Fair served as Editor-in-Chief of the UALR Law Review. Fair was the recipient of the prestigious John & Ruth H. Brunson Award, given annually by the Law Review Editorial Board for distinguished service to the Law Review. He is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Fair is originally from Heber Springs, Arkansas, where he graduated from Heber Springs High School. While attending the University of Arkansas, where he earned a degree in Accounting with a minor in Financial Investments, Fair was an active member of the Greek Life community and the student government.
Fair is a board member of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Risk Management Association and a board member of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Alumni Board. Fair also participates in Junior Achievement, which is a program that works with local organizations to deliver programs on topics of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to students aged kindergarten through high school.