James H. Suddeth  III - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

James H. Suddeth III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Developers rely on Jeddie Suddeth to clear a path through the complexities of real estate law. Successful real estate development must anticipate trends, understand the market and react with speed and certainty.

It helps to have a lawyer who leads at every step. Mr. Suddeth guides developers and lenders in residential, commercial and mixed-use, condominiums and subdivisions, and shopping center projects.

He brings a unique understanding of environmental issues, in part from knowledge acquired with his undergraduate degree in Natural Resources. He helps form real estate ventures and assists in closing site acquisitions and financings. As projects move forward, he prepares condominium and subdivision documents, sales contracts, leases and related documents.

Mr. Suddeth is skilled at forming for-profit and not-for-profit corporations and limited liability companies for real estate and other ventures.

Captive insurance companies are another area of concentration. Mr. Suddeth helps with the formation and redomestication of captive insurance companies and handles their annual regulatory and statutory compliance needs. He is actively involved in state and local captive insurance associations’ meetings.


  • For a regional developer, Mr. Suddeth recently closed an $11 million acquisition and construction loan for an urban-infill project.
  • He prepared legal documentation for a mixed-use urban-infill development in downtown Charleston.
  • Mr. Suddeth redomesticated captive insurance companies from both onshore and off-shore domiciles.

A member of the Firm’s three-member Management Committee, Mr. Suddeth serves the Firm’s Charleston, SC office.

In 2015, Mr. Suddeth received the Leadership in Law Award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He also was the recipient of the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Foundation’s “Compleat Lawyer Silver Award” in 2012, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal community. In 2009, he was named to the Charleston Regional Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" leadership. 

“The Ideal Redomestication,” Captive & ART Review (2005)
“I Can’t Have My Wages Garnisheeed!” 50 S.C.L. REV. 525 (1999)

University of the South, SewaneeBS 1996University of South CarolinaJ.D. 2000
American Bar Association South Carolina Captive Insurance Association Coastal Christian Preparatory School

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law