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Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D.)
(cum laude)
Missouri University of Science and Technology



For more than 25 years, Jim Adkins has represented real estate developers and investors and has helped them reduce risk and add value with respect to their real estate holdings and developments. He regularly counsels clients through all aspects of their real estate projects, including acquisition, financing, leasing, governmental and zoning approvals, incentives, management, operations and dispositions. His leasing experience includes the drafting and negotiating of build to suit, ground, retail, industrial and office leases for both landlords and tenants.

Jim also regularly helps clients structure and dispose of their real estate investments in a tax-advantageous manner, including assisting in Starker and reverse 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. He also works with real estate developer clients in tax credit transactions.

Jim received his law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Jim has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law, 2013-2023.