Justin R. Wheeler

justinw@bolhouselaw.com
Telephone: (616) 531-7711
Fax: (616) 531-7757

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Rachel Kramer
rachelk@bolhouselaw.com

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION AND EXPERIENCE

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Justin assists clients with all types of real estate transactions. Whether a simple land contract or a purchase of a commercial building with existing tenants, Justin works diligently to make sure that all aspects of any real estate deal are complete and accurate from start to finish. He regularly negotiates, drafts, analyzes, and revises various types of real estate contracts including but not limited to: commercial and residential leases, equipment leases, land contracts, easements, mortgages, promissory notes, purchase agreements, road maintenance agreements, and homeowners association documents.

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

Justin's heavy involvement with the Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan has him regularly in court defending the rights of real estate investors. Justin routinely litigates various real estate matters including but not limited to: residential and commercial evictions, land contract forfeitures, quiet title actions, breach of lease actions, and much more.

BUSINESS LAW

Justin consults with his business clients on all types of day to day matters. Justin believes in a proactive approach to learning about his clients' specific business needs, identifying cost-effective solutions, and keeping his clients out of the courtroom. He routinely negotiates, drafts, analyzes, and revises various types of business contracts including but not limited to: commercial contracts, equipment leases, promissory notes, purchase agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, and more.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Although he tries his best to keep his clients out of the courtroom, litigation is sometimes unavoidable, if not necessary. Luckily, Justin has a wide range of experience as a commercial litigator. He has represented clients from sole proprietors to large banking institutions. The size of your matter is irrelevant, if it involves a business dispute, Justin can help.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Magna Cum Laude - 2015
•Law Journal, Board Member and Associate Editor
•State Bar of Michigan Law Student Association, President
•Certificate of Merit (awarded to highest score in a class): Secured Transactions; Wills, Estates & Trusts; Civil Procedure; and Equity & Remedies
Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University, with Honor - 2013

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS

•All Michigan State Courts
•U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
•American Bar Association
•Michigan Bar Association
•Grand Rapids Bar Association

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, FAMILY AND HOBBIES

When taking a break from practicing law, Justin volunteers a great deal of time to the Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan ("RPOA"). As a real estate investor, Justin has a passion for real estate and enjoys helping those in the industry. At the RPOA Justin serves as preferred counsel, he teaches continuing education courses to RPOA members on lease drafting and evictions, and he serves on the organization's Services and Publications Committee.