ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2017) — James A. Lovegren, of counsel at Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP, was recently elected to the OWJ Board of Directors, an affinity group of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He will serve a three-year term.

The OWJ was established in 1972 and awards scholarships to current William & Mary students who work in the food service industry, and to date, has granted in excess of a million dollars to these students.

Lovegren is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group with nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. His practice focuses on real estate transactional matters, including retail, office and warehouse leasing, and the acquisition, sale, financing, development and redevelopment of commercial property. During his career, he has been involved in several multi-million dollar transactions, including a recent $80 million real estate component of a $500 million corporate transaction and the real estate component of a transaction involving the purchase of a corporate entity controlling a cultural icon’s assets.

Active in community and professional organizations, Lovegren is a past board member for the Florida Singing Sons, an internationally recognized boy choir founded in 1975. He has also held numerous positions at his church, including chairing the endowment committee, serving as a member of the vestry and currently serving as chancellor since January 2015. Lovegren is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.

Lovegren holds a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. He received his juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Additionally, he maintains a real estate broker’s license, which he has carried for more than 25 years.