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Focus Areas:

Banking and Institutional Lending
Real Estate

Practice Areas:

Banking and Institutional Lending
Real Estate

Industries Served:

Real Estate
Financial Institutions

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1984
Georgia, 1984


Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Macon, Georgia, 1984
J.D., Juris Doctor

Furman University
Greenville, South Carolina, 1981
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


The Florida Bar
South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club
Boca Raton, FL

James J. Wheeler P.A.

Boca Raton   

Mr. James J. Wheeler is a Partner in the Boca Raton office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee and the Real Estate and Banking and Institutional Lending Practice Groups. Mr. Wheeler is also the Chairman of the Firm’s New Partner Committee.

  • Mr. Wheeler has focused on real estate development, real estate lending and related transactions for more than 25 years. His practice generally includes commercial real estate development and acquisitions as well as commercial real estate financings.
  • Mr. Wheeler serves as counsel and has served as general counsel to many lending institutions, including community, regional and national financial institutional lenders.
  • Mr. Wheeler has represented one of the two largest hospital companies in the country, as well as medical related real estate developers.
  • He was recognized in 2013-2017 by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White.
  • Mr. Wheeler is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics
Mr. Wheeler is on the Board of Advisors for Furman University, the Board of Advisors for Pine Crest School, the Vestry for St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church – Boca Raton and is a past board member for the Boys and Girls Club.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for real estate law,  2013-2017 
  • Achieved an AV Preeminent®-rating with Martindale-Hubbell 

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45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year