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Justin R. Wheeler

Senior Attorney,Grand Rapids

T 616-205-4268616-205-4268

Practices & Industries
Education
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School,  J.D. magna cum laude
  • Davenport University, B.B.A., Finance with honor
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
Overview

Justin Wheeler assists clients with all types of real estate, construction, and business law matters, with a particular focus on complex real estate transactions.

He represents business and individual clients involved in real estate transactions ranging from significant personal residences to large commercial properties including sales and acquisitions for cash, on land contract, and with seller or traditional lender financing. He reviews, drafts, and negotiates commercial leases for both lessors and lessees for office, retail and industrial properties. Justin also represents owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction-related matters.

Before joining Bodman, Justin practiced with a West Michigan business law firm where he chaired the business and real estate practice.

He is admitted to practice before the United State District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

As a law student, Justin was a Director and Business Editor for the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Journal of Practical and Clinical Law.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Commercial Alliance of REALTORS West Michigan
    • Education Committee, Member
  • GreenHome Institute
    • Board of Directors, Board Member
    • Governance Committee, Chair
  • Rental Property Owners Association of Kent County
    • Board of Directors, Past Director
    • CE Instructor
    • Preferred Counsel

Speaking Engagements

  • “How to Get Sued in Commercial Real Estate,” Commercial Alliance of Realtors, November 2021
  • Co-Presenter, Commercial Real Estate Summit, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Dealing with COVID — Closing, Conflicts, & EO Updates,” Commercial Alliance of Realtors, October 2020
  • “Boundaries and Easements: Resolving Boundary Disputes,” HalfMoon Education Seminar, Lansing, Michigan, May 2019
  • “Legalized Marijuana and Investment Property,” Rental Property Owners Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 2019
  • “Understanding Leases and Contract Law,” Rental Property Owners Association, Grand Rapids, Michigan, semi-annually
  • “Evictions in Michigan,” Rental Property Owners Association, Grand Rapids, Michigan, semi-annually

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School,  J.D. magna cum laude
  • Davenport University, B.B.A., Finance with honor
Admissions
  • Michigan