M. Kevin Garrison

M. Kevin Garrison


Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Recognized since 2013

Columbia, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Kevin’s practice areas include commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development and community association law, foreclosure, workouts, corporate law, banking law and commercial law. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including but not limited to contractual and development issues, form of ownership, financing, leasing, title, and zoning.

He is an approved attorney for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company. The firm conducts title examinations in all 46 counties in South Carolina and can close commercial real estate transactions, issue title opinions, and issue title insurance policies for the entire state of South Carolina.

He also advises and counsels financial institutions on regulatory matters and mortgage banking regulations under South Carolina law. He represents buyers, sellers and commercial lenders (ranging from local community banks to national institutions) in all aspects of commercial loan transactions, including, but not limited to, real estate and construction financing, asset-based lending, SBA 504 loans and loan workouts. He is also a designated closing attorney under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program.

ADMISSIONS

  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

EDUCATION

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (1999)
  • Clemson University, B.S. in Construction Science and Management (1993)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Land Title Association
  • National Association of Development Companies
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • Richland County Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law (2013-2020)
  • Columbia Business Monthly Legal Elite of the Midlands, Commercial Real Estate (2016)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, “We Built This City (On Rock & Roll): Community Building-Development for Small Business,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Greenville (January 2017)
  • Author and Presenter, chapter on Mortgage Modifications for the book, Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate in South Carolina, South Carolina Bar (November 2012)
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in South Carolina,” Lorman Education Services (March 3, 2006)
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in South Carolina,” Lorman Education Services (February 17, 2006)
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Commercial Real Estate Financing in South Carolina,” Lorman Education Services (May 17, 2005)
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Managing the Residential Real Estate Closing for the Paralegal in South Carolina,” Institute for Paralegal Education (June 4, 2003)
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Managing the Residential Real Estate Closing for the Paralegal in South Carolina,” Institute for Paralegal Education (March 8, 2002)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Clemson University - Board of Visitors (July 2018 - present)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Oliver Gospel Mission (2011-present) - Board of Directors
  • Lexington County - Youth Football Coach (2013, 2015) and Youth Soccer Coach (2006-2010)
  • Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Location

  • 2151 Pickens Street, Suite 500
    P.O. Box 11449
    Columbia, SC 29211

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Clemson University, BS, graduated 1993

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

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