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 serves on the council (or governing board) of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (the “RPTE”). Jim has previously served as Chair of the RPTE Mortgage Lending Committee, Chair of the RPTE Partnerships and Limited Liability Company Committee, and Chair of the RPTE Special Investors and Investment Structure Group (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 one of two Iowa lawyers 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.
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-2020
Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business in Real Estate Law, 2004-2019
Great Plains Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2009-2019
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
Council, Real Property, Trust, & Estate Law Section, 2011-present
Chair, Mortgage Lending Committee, Real Property, Trust, & Estate Law Section, 2005-2006
Co-Chair, Partnership and LLC Committee, Real Property, Trust, & Estate Law Section, 2002-2005
Chair, Specialized Investors and Investment Structure Group, Real Property, Trust, & Estate Law Section, 2005-2008
Vice-Chair, Real Estate CLE Committee, 2007-present
ABA Advisor to Uniform Laws Commission, 2008-2012
Iowa State Bar Association
Real Property Committee, Real Estate, and Title Law Section, 2002-2005
Business Law Section
Polk County Bar Association
Board of Regents, College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2011-present
Board of Directors, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 2009-2012
Board of Directors, Wakonda Club, 2007-2010
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