James F. Heekin
by lowndes

JAMES F. HEEKIN

Shareholder

Chair, Healthcare Group; Chair, Aviation Group

407-418-6276 Direct
james.heekin@lowndes-law.com 

Jim Heekin focuses on healthcare, corporate and securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents business clients, including hospitals, physicians, physician groups and providers of ancillary medical services and insurers. In addition, he regularly represents clients in aviation law matters, including aircraft purchases and sales; financing, tax-free exchanges, and leases.

RECOGNITION

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Florida State University College of Law, Law Review
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2007-2019
  • Listed as Orlando Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law, Best Lawyers in America 2013
  • “Florida Legal Elite” 2006 Florida Trend Magazine
  • “Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Health Care Law” Corporate Counsel

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Orlando Repertory Theatre, past Chairman, member of the Board of Directors
  • Orlando Apopka Airport Association, President and member of the Board of Directors
  • University of Central Florida Foundation, past member of the Board of Trustees
  • Shands Hospital at University of Florida, past member of the Board of Directors
  • University of Florida Athletic Association, past member of the Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America, past Troop Committee Chairman
  • Junior Achievement of Central Florida, past member of the Board of Directors
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater, past member of the Board of Directors
  • Board of Regents, State University System of Florida, past Chairman
  • Florida Institute for Film Education, past member of the Board of Directors
  • Florida State University Law Alumni Association, past President
  • Bishop Moore High School, past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Health Law, Business Law, and Tax Sections
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida
  • Private Pilot (ASEL)
  • Remote Pilot (SUAS)

Admitted

  • The Florida Bar, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A. in Accounting, 1971)