Slater P.A., James E.

 “good, practical and easy to deal with.” – Chambers USA, 2012

James E. Slater’s primary area of practice is real estate law, including land use, acquisition, development, sales, financing and brokerage.

Slater’s additional areas of practice include commercial litigation, antitrust, contracts, business torts, foreclosures and land use and zoning matters.

Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Slater served as President of ZOM Properties, Inc.; Vice President of ZOM, Inc., ZOM Development Inc., and ZOM Management, Inc.; and also as Chief Operating Officer for all U.S. real estate operations for the companies. This Winter Park, Florida-based investment group specializes in the acquisition, development, management, brokerage and sale of U.S. real estate properties in association with foreign investors.

“He knew the process and was very quick and capable,” – Chambers USA, 2015

Slater remains a member of the Board of Directors for ZOM Inc.

Today the ZOM Companies and the CED Companies are among Slater’s notable clients.

Currently, Slater’s practice consists primarily of the representation of developers, owners and investors in substantial real estate ventures and transactions.

Slater has been involved in numerous acquisitions, financings and sales ranging between $1 million and $100 million.

“he is great at advancing a matter and not holding it back.” – Chambers USA, 2015

Slater is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He was recognized by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers for 15 years in a row as a real estate lawyer. He was also named in the 2007-2018 editions of top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America,” published by Woodward and White, in Super Lawyers magazine 2008-2012 as a “Florida Super Lawyer,” in Orlando magazine as a 2009-2016 “Best Lawyer” and in the 2009 Legal 500 legal reference guide.

“gets what he needs without wasting time on things that aren’t important.”  – Chambers USA, 2017

One particular area of focus is the representation of developers of low-income housing tax credit transactions. During his tenure at Broad and Cassel, Slater has represented developers in more than 100 transactions involving low income housing tax credits, conventional construction and permanent financing, tax exempt and taxable bond financing and state and local financing, grants and other forms of assistance in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and California.

Bar Membership



University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, 1972
J.D., Juris Doctor

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, 1970
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


The Florida Bar

American Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for real estate law, 2006 – 2018

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Real Estate, 2003-2017

“Best Lawyers” by Orlando Magazine, 2009 – 2016

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2008 – 2012

Named in Legal 500 for his “excellent, high quality service”