Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • The State of South Carolina requires real estate closings to be supervised by a South Carolina licensed attorney. At Buxton & Collie, LLC, our commercial and residential real estate practice offers comprehensive legal counsel on a wide range of real estate matters to residential buyers and sellers, real estate owners and syndicated investors, family partnerships, rural real estate matters, developers, landlords, and tenants.

    We use innovative and resourceful ideas to help clients structure and document transactions to match their business and/or estate plans. Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of commercial transactions and working with owners and developers of shopping centers, mixed-use projects, hotels, apartments, office buildings, industrial and business parks, educational facilities, and timberland.

     

    Residential Real Estate 

    Our firm serves as settlement agent for both buyers and sellers of residential real property in South Carolina.  Purchasing and selling a home is often one of the biggest decisions and transactions of an individual’s life, and our attorneys are here to make sure that the client feels comfortable and informed every step of the way.

    Commercial Real Estate Development

    Our attorneys negotiate and structure purchase and sale agreements, form and organize ownership entities, and review title, land use planning, and regulatory issues. We represent owners, developers and investors in all aspects of commercial acquisitions and sales, mixed-use projects, retail, office, industrial developments and compliance, restrictive covenants and easement agreements.

     

    Commercial Leasing & Operations

    A commercial lease is one of the most critical assets of a business. Our firm represents clients in conjunction with real estate agents so we can provide the best value to your organization. We have represented landlords and tenants with respect to leases, options to purchase, upfit allowances, personal guarantees, brokerage and listing agreements, development management contracts, easements, and restrictive covenants.

     

    Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    Buxton & Collie, LLC advises clients who are concerned about the tax impact on their personal estate. With a tax deferred exchange under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, an owner of real estate can sell real property and defer the impact of estate and income taxes. Our firm assists in the closing process of a Section 1031 exchange, including the proper use of the required qualified intermediary.

     

    Title Insurance

    We coordinate title examinations and serve as counsel for real estate closings throughout South Carolina and supervise local attorneys for real estate partnerships with assets in other states. Our firm is affiliated with Chicago Title Insurance Company, one of the most highly regarded title insurance companies in the world. Our relationship with CTIC offers you access to coverage and insured risks not readily available to others.

    We have represented clients in real estate transactions including the following:

    • Residential Real Estate Closings
    • Commercial Real Estate Closings
    • Mortgage Loan Closings
    • Short Sales
    • Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure
    • Section 1031 Exchanges
    • Leases
    • Easements
    • Title Insurance
    • Title Examinations

     

    Ready to get started? Contact us today.