James S. Groh

James S. Groh is a partner in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office and advises clients on real property acquisitions, conveyances, finance, development, workouts, foreclosures and REO disposition.

Mr. Groh is experienced in the representation of developers, banks, insurance companies and other investors in connection with commercial real estate transactions. He handles acquisition, construction and permanent financing transactions on behalf of domestic and international lenders and borrowers, including syndicated loans. He also represents public and private companies in connection with the acquisition and sale of land, development and construction financing, relocation and expansion incentives, title insurance, leasing, and related issues.

Mr. Groh serves as co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Finance Team and leads the Real Estate Practice Group for the Jacksonville office. He previously chaired the firm's Miami Real Estate Practice Group and served as the national chair of Holland & Knight’s Associate Evaluation Committee. As an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, he taught a course titled “Land Security and Finance.”

In the civic community, Mr. Groh currently serves as pro bono counsel to the St. Johns Cathedral District, a long term project encompassing more than 20 blocks in downtown Jacksonville. Mr. Groh also served as president of the board of directors of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing shelter and counseling services for homeless adolescents.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Real Estate Finance, 3) Land Use: Florida, 4) Land Use and Government and 5) Financial Services
Law School Florida State University College of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 1978
Education Florida State University (B.A)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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