Biography

John is a partner and member of the firm's Real Estate Group. His practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, with a focus on representing commercial developers in the acquisition, construction and development of office, retail and mixed-use developments. John's experience includes the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, development agreements with public and private entities, restrictive covenants for mixed-use developments, retail and office leases and easement agreements. John has contributed to development of such prominent mixed-use projects as Project One and RiverPlace in Greenville, South Carolina and the Bull Street Campus in Columbia, South Carolina.

He is an agent and approved attorney for Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company.

John also has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions. His practice includes corporate representation by providing clients with strategic legal advice regarding organizational issues, shareholder and operating agreements, corporate governance, general business and contractual matters.

In addition, John represents a local special purpose district, which involves state and local government law issues.

Before Fox Rothschild

John was a partner and Real Estate Practice Group leader at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized among the “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine for Commercial Real Estate Law (2018, 2019)
  • Leadership Greenville Class of 32
  • Greenville Magazine "Best and Brightest 35 & Under," 2006