Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

James C. Wine

Jim Wine is a shareholder in the Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and practices primarily in the areas of real estate, real estate finance, and land use and zoning law. A major portion of Jim’s practice consists of representing life insurance company lenders in connection with their national commercial mortgage loan and real estate investment programs.

Jim has served as Chair of the Mortgage Lending Committee of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (the “RPTE”), and as Chair of the Partnerships and Limited Liability Company Committee of the RPTE. Jim has also recently served as Chair of the Special Investors and Investment Structure Group of the RPPT (which includes life insurance company investments).

Jim is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Jim is listed in Chambers Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Iowa Super Lawyers. Jim is the only Iowa lawyer to be listed in Who's Who Legal: USA - Real Estate Law.

Jim received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1979, and a J.D. from the University of Iowa, with high distinction, in 1982.


Martindale-Hubbell, AVĀ® Preeminent

Best Lawyers Award Badge

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-2016

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business in Real Estate Law, 2004-2015

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2009-2015

Who's Who Legal USA - Real Estate Law, 2010

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Executive Editor, Journal of Corporation Law

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Chair, Mortgage Lending Committee, Real Property & Trust Estate Law Section, 2005-2006
Co-Chair, Partnership and LLC Committee, 2002-2005
Chair, Specialized Investors and Investment Structure Group, 2005-present
Vice-Chair, Real Estate CLE Committee, 2007-present
ABA Advisor to Uniform Laws Commission, 2008-present

Iowa State Bar Association
Real Property Committee, Real Estate, and Title Law Section, 2002-2005
Business Law Section

Polk County Bar Association

Board of Directors, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 2009-present

Board of Directors, Wakonda Club, 2007-present

Chair, Des Moines Public Schools Library Support Group, 2006-present

President, Roosevelt High School Foundation, 2002

Board Member, Roosevelt High School Foundation, 1996-2003

Board of Deacons, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1994-1999

Board of Directors, Des Moines Symphony Association, 1993-2002

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Princeton University (A.B., 1979)

University of Iowa (J.D., with high distinction, 1982)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1982

Minnesota, 1984

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. George G. Fagg, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1982-1984

Representative Transactions

Represented lender in connection with $188 million loan secured by multistate, cross-collateralized office building portfolio.

Represented lender in connection with $140 million sale of office building, under Section 363 of Bankruptcy Code.

Represented property owner in connection with tax increment financing agreement for new $15 million industrial building.

Represented lender in connection with $127 million loan secured by multifamily properties.

Speeches and Publications

Foreclosure Law & Related Remedies: A State-by-State Digest (to be published by the American Bar Association) (Author of Iowa chapter).

Working Through the Workout: Common Issues and Successful Tactics with Distressed Property, Law Education Institute (Vail, Colorado, 2010).

Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate Lending, Iowa Title Guaranty Institute(Des Moines, Iowa 2010).

10 Key Issues in Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents, Law Education Institute (Vail, Colorado 2008 and 2009).

Selected Land Use and Zoning Issues, Client Seminar (Des Moines, Iowa 2008).

Selected Issues in Commercial Real Estate Financing, Spring Meeting; American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (Washington, D.C. 2007).

Key Issues in Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents, Lorman Education Services (Des Moines, Iowa 2007 and 2008).

Intercreditor Agreements in Commercial Real Estate Loan Transactions, Law Education Institute (Aspen, Colorado 2007 and 2008).

A Lender's View of Leases, Law Education Institute (Aspen, Colorado 2006).

Commercial Real Estate Finance, Lorman Education Services (Des Moines, Iowa 2006).

Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents: 20 Issues that Matter, Law Education Institute (Aspen, Colorado 2005).

Commercial Real Estate Finance, University of Iowa Real Estate CLE (Iowa City, Iowa 2004).

Single Purpose Entity Requirements in Commercial Mortgage Loan Transactions, Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust Estate Law (Seattle, Washington 2004) (Program Chair and Moderator).

Iowa Real Estate Practice Manual (2003) (Contributing Author).

Iowa Legal Research Guide (2003) (Contributing Author).

Iowa Business Law Manual (2000) (Contributing Author).

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