David M. Swanson - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

David M. Swanson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

David Swanson handles large and small commercial and residential property matters. He represents owners, developers, and financial institutions, and has represented many sellers and buyers of plantation properties in coastal South Carolina. 

He is recognized in the 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers for Real Estate and in the 2016 Chambers USA.

He regularly works on the purchase and sale of real property, and represents clients on both routine and complex leasing transactions.

As counsel for owners and developers, he has been involved in many resort and residential developments, and office and industrial developments in coastal South Carolina. He also represents financial institutions and other lenders in all aspects of commercial loan transactions, including the drafting of loan documents and due diligence review of all information relevant to the borrower and guarantors. He also regularly represents secured lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

He is an agent and approved attorney for multiple title insurance companies including LandAmerica, Chicago Title, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Old Republic Title Insurance Company.

Tulane UniversityBA 1977University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1980
American Bar Association Palmetto Land Title Association Charleston County Bar Association

Office Location

134 Meeting Street, Third Floor
P.O. Box 340
Charleston, SC 29402-0340
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Charleston-SC Metro Area
David M. Swanson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!David M. Swanson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David M. Swanson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!David M. Swanson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Condominiums, Conveyance, Development, Finance, Foreclosures, Industrial, Office Buildings, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions)