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:
- Represented an Arkansas bank in recovering against a fidelity bond insurance policy on a claim involving fraud of a lending officer.
- 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.
- Assist and advise financial institutions on daily issues.
- Assist and advise financial institutions regarding garnishment procedure under Arkansas state law.
- Counsel to creditors in chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
- Successfully set aside a multi-million dollar default judgment entered against a financial institution.
- Counsel to the buyers and sellers of various types of companies, including CPA firms, real estate companies and logistic companies.
- Assist and advise property owners’ associations in collecting unpaid homeowners’ assessments and in pending bankruptcy cases.
- Defense of suits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
- 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. Fair is now a board member of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Alumni Board. He is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Fair was included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Banking and Finance Law, and Commercial Litigation.
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 served as President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.