Jim Heekin focuses on healthcare, corporate and mergers and acquisitions.

Jim represents business clients in the healthcare and related organizations. He also regularly represents clients in aviation law matters, including aircraft purchases and sales, as well as financing and leases.

News & Insights



  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Central Florida Business Aviation Association, Member of the Year Award, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Health Care, 2007-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2016, 2019
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2006
  • Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Health Care Law, Corporate Counsel
  • Florida State University College of Law, Law Review

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Orlando Repertory Theatre, past Chairman, member of the Board of Directors
  • Orlando Apopka Airport Association, past President, Board of Directors member
  • 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 and Business Law
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Central Florida Business Aviation Association 
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida
  • Private Pilot (ASEL)
  • Remote Pilot (SUAS)


  • Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


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