James C. "Jim" Wine

James C. "Jim" Wine

Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Recognized since 2005

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Real Estate Law
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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.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Commercial Real Estate Finance
Municipal and Eminent Domain
Real Estate
Business, Finance, & Real Estate

Princeton University (A.B., 1979)
University of Iowa (J.D., with high distinction, 1982)

Iowa, 1982
Minnesota, 1984

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


  • 700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3899


  • The University of Iowa, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Princeton University, AB, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association
  • Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Real Estate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Des Moines (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Real Estate

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