Find Lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina for Real Estate Law
Bud McDonald has practiced real estate law in the Greenville area for nearly 40 years. He has handled numerous transactions involving the purchase, sale, financing and leasing of real property. Mr. McDonald is also a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He regularly serves as lenders’ counsel in mortgage-related transactions for leading regional and national financial institutions. He also acts as South Carolina counsel in multistate loan transactions involving industri...
Jack McDonald PARTNER Jack McDonald ‘s practice is primarily focused on real estate transactions. He represents buyers, sellers and lenders in residential and commercial transactions. He also represents creditors in foreclosures and collection actions and handles probate and estate matters. Jack graduated from Clemson University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In 2000, he received his Law Degree from The University of South Carolina and was admitted to the practice of law in...
Megan represents clients in complex real estate transactions, focusing her practice on the acquisition, development, leasing, disposition and private equity and/or commercial financing of all types of commercial properties, including horizontal and vertical mixed-use projects, retail and office parks, apartment complexes, residential subdivisions and other planned communities.
Meg Scoopmire leads the Firm's real estate team. A native of Greenville, she focuses on commercial real estate transactions and commercial real estate finance. She was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in Chambers USA for Real Estate Law (2016). In 2014, Ms. Scoopmire was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. In commercial real estate transactions, Ms. Scoopmire helps clients perform due diligence and advises on title, permitting, entitlements, acquisi...
A founding partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, John F. Wyatt has practiced law at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey since its inception. Mr. Wyatt graduated from The Citadel in 1967 and received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1970. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1970 and the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit in 1974. Mr. Wyatt served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1967-1975. He was born in Greenville in 1944 and has received a listing in Best Lawyer...
Real Estate Law Definition
- Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
- Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
- Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
- Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
- Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
- Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
- Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
- Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
- Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.
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