Member News | Oct. 3 – 7

NAI AVANT BROKERS SALE OF MULTI-FAMILY LAND ON DANIEL ISLAND IN CHARLESTON, SC

 NAI Avant is pleased to announce that David Grubbs, Managing Principal of NAI Avant’s Charleston Office, recently brokered the sale of 10.283 acres on Seven Farms Drive in Charleston, SC. The property, located on Daniel Island, will be developed into the Talison Row multi-family community. Grubbs represented Talison Row Associates and Eric Meyer with Meyer Kapp and Associates represented the seller, The Daniel Island Company, Inc. The transaction was valued at $2,776,410.

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe.  NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

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McNair Attorney Sharon Bramlett Named To Leadership of Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of South Carolina Bar

The McNair Law Firm today announced that attorney Sharon Bramlett has been appointed Secretary of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar.

Ms. Bramlett serves as Special Counsel in McNair’s Columbia office.  She represents financial institutions, specializing in all aspects of banking and financial services, particularly including licensure and compliance under the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code.  She serves as the South Carolina editor for Houselaw and Carlaw, national publications dealing with the consumer finance industry.

In addition to her new appointment, Ms. Bramlett serves on the Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section Council of the South Carolina Bar, which is writing the Report on Opinion Practice in the state.  She has spoken at the South Carolina Bar and South Carolina Bar Convention on Opinion Practice for the last five consecutive years.

Ms. Bramlett, currently serves as Chair of the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit for the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and was selected for listing in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

About McNair

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from eight offices in South Carolina and one in Charlotte, N.C.  The firm traces its origins to 1971, when former governor Robert E. McNair founded a firm dedicated to handling high-stakes legal needs in the Carolinas, especially where business and government interests intersect.

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NAI AVANT BROKERS SALE OF OFFICE BUILDING ON DEVINE STREET IN COLUMBIA, SC

NAI Avant is pleased to announce that James C. Harrison, III, CCIM, a member of the firm’s Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of a 6,193 square foot office building to Resource Financial Services, LLC. The building is located at 2717 Devine Street in Columbia, SC. Harrison represented the seller in the transaction valued at $577,500.

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe.  NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

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USC School of Medicine-Greenville gets green light to move forward 

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville has been awarded preliminary accreditation, getting the green light to recruit students and open its doors in fall 2012.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the definitive accrediting body for medical schools in the United States, notified USC and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) officials of their decision on the expanded medical education program Tuesday, Oct. 4. Preliminary accreditation is the first step in the accrediting process, which takes about four years.

USC President Harris Pastides said the announcement is a milestone for health care and education in the Palmetto State.

“This plan has been scrutinized at every level, and I am delighted that it has passed scrutiny with the true experts, the LCME,” Pastides said. “Expanding medical education in Greenville is the right thing to do because it will increase the supply of physicians and advance efforts to retain physicians in the Upstate and the state at large.”

Pastides said the fact that GHS officials approached USC about the expansion is recognition of the USC medical school’s strong record of educating physicians who remain in the state and USC and GHS’ longstanding partnership to offer clinical training to medical students in Greenville.

In 1991, the USC School of Medicine expanded its third and fourth years of medical training to GHS. The number of USC students who have completed their training at GHS is 271. Currently, 35 third-year students and 31 fourth-year students are doing their clinical training at GHS. 

Founding Dean Jerry Youkey said the expansion will impact how healthcare is delivered in the Upstate.  

“A day doesn’t go by when I don’t hear from interested students about whether the medical education program will get the go-ahead from the LCME,” said Youkey, who also is GHS’ vice president of medical and academic services. “I’m thrilled to finally say that the USC School of Medicine-Greenville is accepting applications. This program will significantly impact the way healthcare is delivered in our area. We are gratified for the confidence and support that has been provided to us from the citizens of South Carolina, the business community and our legislators.”

USCSOM-Greenville will begin recruiting students and faculty immediately and expects to accept 50 first-year students for fall, Youkey said. Plans call for gradual expansion of each first-year class, with a goal of 100 students in the fourth entering class.

Dr. Jay Moskowitz, president and CEO of Health Sciences South Carolina, said the expanded program will advance healthcare, education and research.

“Every man, woman, and child in South Carolina and its adjoining regions will benefit tremendously from the expanded medical education program in Greenville,” Moskowitz said. “It brings new opportunities for quality care, research and advanced education to our state. We are excited about this new addition in South Carolina for collaboration, care coordination and alignment of resources for clinical effectiveness.”

Youkey said the USCSOM-Greenville curriculum will emphasize collaborative learning, early integration of direct patient care throughout all four years of training, interdisciplinary team-based care, interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication, integration of research with real-world concerns and life-long learning.

Youkey said plans call for recruiting 22 to 24 basic sciences faculty. GHS has approximately 300 clinical faculty members.

Most of the classes will take place in the Health Sciences Education Building, a state-of-the-art, 90,000-square-foot education facility that will include interactive team-focused “smart” classrooms and simulated patient clinical space where doctors in training will learn and practice patient-interaction skills.  The building is on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus close to GHS’ flagship regional referral center, Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The USCSOM-Greenville is the 136th medical education program in the United States and the only one that was accredited this year by the LCME.

Pastides said the fact that the program is not funded with public dollars made the arrangement particularly attractive. “We have an airtight agreement with GHS that this program will not rely on any state funds. To turn down a proposal to expand medical school education without state funds would not have been a wise decision for the people of our state.”

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NAI AVANT CONSUMMATES LEASE TRANSACTION FOR

CAMP DRESSER & MCKEE, INC IN INDIANAPOLIS

NAI Avant is pleased to announce that Paul Hartley, SIOR, a member of the firm’s Brokerage Team, recently represented the tenant, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., (CDM) in a 6,200 square foot 5 year office lease. The office building is located at 429 Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, Indiana. Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., acquired Wilbur Smith Associates in early 2011.

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe.  NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

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THE BOUDREAUX GROUP RELOCATES TO CAPITAL STATION AT

1330 LADY ST.

Leaving its 13 year home in the Vista, The Boudreaux Group’s creativity will now be inspired by Columbia’s skyline and sunsets as viewed from their studio’s new home on the fifth floor of 1330 Lady Street.  The new office has a more flexible and collaborative layout, including an informal team meeting, design review and library space.

The firm’s commitment to downtown development is reflected in the relocation decision to stay in the downtown area. Leased by Colliers International, Capital Station is located in Columbia’s Central Business District, and is located within two miles of the University of South Carolina, Main Street, the State Capital Complex, the Vista and Five Points. The new space was designed by The Boudreaux Group and constructed by Weather’s Construction Company. Henry Moore of Colliers International served as The Boudreaux Group’s real estate broker.

The Boudreaux Group is a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm located in Columbia, SC.  For 35 years, The Boudreaux Group has provided exceptional service and design to numerous educational, civic, corporate and religious clients.  The firm is also strongly committed to the environment through the incorporation of LEED and sustainable design principles into its projects and firm philosophy. Projects recently completed by The Boudreaux Group include the SC Bar Conference Center as well as IT-ology and the SC Chamber, both located in The Tower at 1301 Gervais. From its new home, The Boudreaux Group staff looks forward to shepherding upcoming construction projects including USC’s Booker T. Washington Auditorium renovation, Richland County Recreation Commission’s new Headquarters and Aflac’s expansion at 400 Laurel Street.

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd lawyers receive distinctions

Best Lawyers of the year includes 13 shareholders

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 13 of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.’s lawyers in eight different practice areas as “Lawyers of the Year” in its 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (2012). 

For the firm’s Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices, products liability and public finance lawyers were included in this distinction in each city.

 The Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd lawyers and their respective office locations include:
CHARLESTON

    • Tara E. Nauful has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Charleston-SC Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year. A certified specialist in Bankruptcy-Debtor/Creditor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court, Ms. Nauful leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Financial Institution/Litigation Practice Group.
    • John H. Tiller has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Charleston-SC Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Tiller, a trial lawyer and mediator, serves on the law firm’s three-member Management Committee, representing the litigation side of the firm.  His practice concentrates on products liability, premises liability and personal injury actions – including complex matters involving numerous plaintiffs.
    • Todd W. Smyth has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Charleston-SC Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year Mr. Smyth defends the healthcare industry in a wide range of malpractice litigation and currently serves as vice chair of the DRI (Defense Research Institute, Inc.) Medical Liability Committee.
    • John Paul Trouche has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Charleston-SC Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year With more than 35 years of experience in public finance, Mr. Trouche serves as bond counsel guiding state and local governmental bond issues; often, he serves as underwriter’s counsel, representing banks and investments bankers on a wide range of negotiated bond issues.

COLUMBIA

    • William C. Boyd has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Columbia-SC Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year.  A former board chair of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Boyd has managed numerous mergers and acquisitions and large-scale industrial development projects.  
    • J. Donald Dial, Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Columbia-SC Tax Law Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Dial, a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and also the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, works with both businesses and families in all areas of tax planning.
    • Theodore B. DuBose has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Columbia-SC Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Mr. DuBose helps towns, cities and school district in financing new facilities and infrastructure.  He is a frequent speaker on legal issues involving the creation of public debt.
    • Thomas R. Gottshall has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Columbia-SC Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year A trial lawyer engaged in environmental and products liability issues, Mr. Gottshall has served as chair of the Products Committee of the Trial Torts & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

GREENVILLE

    • Robert S. Galloway III has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Greenville Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Galloway concentrates on complex financing transactions and leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Public Finance Practice Group.
    • H. Sam Mabry III has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Greenville Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Mabry defends clients in class actions, business, commercial and financial services litigation and products liability actions involving drugs and medical devices.  He serves on the national board of directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  
    • G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Greenville Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year.  A trial lawyer who served as president of the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Mr. Oxner is known nationally for defending medical malpractice and products-liability cases.    
    • J. Derrick Quattlebaum has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Greenville Litigation – ERISA Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Quattlebaum serves as South Carolina counsel for insurance carriers (life, health and disability). Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation constitutes the majority of his practice.  He is active with DRI (Defense Research Institute, Inc.) and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association.  
    • Matthew P. Utecht has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Greenville Medical Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year Recognized for his experience as both a trial lawyer and healthcare transactional lawyer, Mr. Utecht recently began offering his services in healthcare mediation and conflict management.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. provides business, litigation, financial legal services, and government relations to national and international clients.  With a history dating back to 1887, it is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas with 130 attorneys.  The Firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. 

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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McNair Attorney Rita M. McKinney named new Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Upstate Unit

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that Greenville native, Rita M. McKinney has been elected managing shareholder of the firm’s Upstate Unit. In this role, she will have management oversight of the firm’s Anderson and Greenville, South Carolina offices. Ms. McKinney joined the firm in 1992 as a partner.

Ms. McKinney expressed her excitement over her new role at McNair. “I’m excited to be working closely with our firm’s Managing Shareholder and CEO, David Tigges, as well as our Upstate Unit as we continue to grow the Unit in a manner designed to provide the best service to our clients. At McNair, our clients always come first. Our goal is to deliver excellent service, outstanding legal work and great value to our clients and community.”

Ms. McKinney focuses her practice on employment law, physician representation and business litigation. Her past experience as Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (1999 – 2003), enables her to provide counsel on a broad range of employment, workplace, safety, and occupational and professional licensing/disciplinary issues.

Ms. McKinney has extensive involvement in community service and professional activities, particularly in the areas of higher education, health care and the arts. She served on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees, the Greenville Hospital System Board of Trustees and the Columbia College Board of Visitors. Currently, she is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Symphony. Ms. McKinney is a past-President of the Greenville County Bar Association and was a member of the South Carolina Bar Board of Governors.

Ms. McKinney has been repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyers in America®.  She received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and served as law clerk to the late United States District Court Judge Matthew J. Perry.

About McNair

McNair Law Firm, P.A., is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from eight offices in South Carolina and one in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The firm traces its origins to 1971, when former governor Robert E. McNair founded a firm dedicated to handling high-stakes legal needs in the Carolinas, especially where business and government interests intersect.

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