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James E. Adkins


With extensive experience in development, leasing and financing, Jim Adkins helps clients reduce risk and add value with respect to their real estate holdings and developments.


  • Missouri
  • Illinois


J.D., Saint Louis University, cum laude, 1994

B.S.E.E, University of Missouri-Rolla


Jim Adkins concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development, commercial financing and tax credits.

He has assisted clients in aspects of real estate transactions including acquisition, financing, leasing, zoning, incentives, management, operations, tax-deferred exchanges and dispositions. His leasing experience includes the drafting and negotiating of build to suit, ground, retail, industrial and office leases for landlords and tenants.

Jim regularly represents financial institutions in commercial financing matters, including secured and unsecured loan transactions, construction financing and loan workouts and modifications. He also works with real estate developer clients in tax credit transactions, including new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and brownfield tax credits.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Downtown St. Louis Partnership Housing Committee

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013-2021

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