Sharon C. Bramlett

Sharon C. Bramlett


Finkel Law Firm LLC

Recognized since 2012

Columbia, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Financial Services Regulation Law
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Sharon Bramlett represents financial services clients in numerous capacities. A large part of her practice focuses on consumer law, assisting both in-state and out-of-state lenders with licensure and compliance under the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code. She also serves as the South Carolina editor for Houselaw, a national publication dealing with the consumer finance industry.

Sharon has been appointed by three Governors to serve on the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, a council of sixteen individuals selected by the Governor to advise the Administrator of the Department of Consumer Affairs on matters relevant to consumer credit and currently serves as the Council’s Chairman.

Sharon also represents clients in commercial transactions involving both real and personal property. She serves as local counsel in multi-state transactions and provides both lenders and borrowers with local counsel opinions. Sharon has served as a member of the Legal Opinion Ad-Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, which has drafted the State Report on Opinion Practice in South Carolina. Sharon assists clients with all types of issues and transactions involving the Uniform Commercial Code, particularly Articles Two and Nine, Sales and Secured Transactions. She also assists clients in workouts and recoveries for commercial and consumer credits.

Sharon is a Past Chair of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar and has served on its Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions.

In addition to her banking and consumer compliance practices, Sharon has a real estate practice where she represents purchasers and sellers as well as homeowners associations, tenants and landlords. She also practices corporate law, contract law and public finance law, representing corporate trustees.

Location

  • 1201 Main Street, Suite 1800
    Columbia, SC 29201

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Female
  • Ethnicity: White

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., graduated 1985
  • Furman University, BA, graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar

Affiliations

  • Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar - Member
  • Carlaw - Former State Editor for national publication
  • Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association - Member
  • Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar - Past Chairman
  • Houselaw - State Editor for national publication
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee of the South Carolina Bar - Former Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Former Council Member, Consumer Law Section
  • South Carolina Bar - Former Member Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions
  • South Carolina Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit - Chairman

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Financial Services Regulation Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2022)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2018)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2016)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2014)

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

  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Consumer
  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Award (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year," Financial Services Regulation Law – Columbia, South Carolina (2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Finance Law (2018-2022), Real Estate Law (2018-2022), Financial Services Regulation Law (2012-2022), Banking and Finance (2020-2022)
  • Named, Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly (2018)
  • Recipient, TWIN "Tribute to Women in Industry" Award (2014)
  • Awarded, Volunteer of the Year, Palmetto Center for Women (2013)
  • Graduate, Leadership South Carolina (2017)
  • Graduate, Leadership Columbia (2004)
  • Awarded, Boss of the Year, Columbia Legal Secretaries Association (1991)

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