James T. Walther, Esq., LL.M. is an Exchange Director at Legal 1031 Exchange Services, Inc. James is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
James’ professional background includes diverse legal experience as well as prior experience in real estate and consumer finance. Prior to working for Legal 1031, James worked for a Philadelphia law firm where he represented clients in a wide array of legal matters, including real estate matters, commercial litigation, tort, and employment matters. He has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in real estate matters, including eminent domain matters where he assisted both condemnees (owners of condemned property) and condemnors (government entities seeking to acquire property), real estate tax appeals, land use matters, and general matters concerning the ownership, possession, and sale of real property. James’ experience also includes working for a bankruptcy and consumer rights firm, where he helped individuals and businesses obtain debt relief.
James received an LL.M. in Taxation (Master of Laws) from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He received his JD from Rutgers School of Law and received a BA in Political Science from Stonybrook University. He is certified as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. James is also a Certified Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor in the State of New Jersey.
James’ experience in real estate and Master of Laws in Taxation provide him with the background and expertise to help property owners, their accountants, and attorneys navigate the complex statutory requirements of IRC §1031 tax deferred exchanges.