Michele represents developers, investors and users of commercial real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments.

She has significant experience in the acquisition of land for large-scale retail, office and mixed-use developments, the negotiation of complex leases, the structuring of developments and the financing of large, mixed-use projects.

Michele's experience also includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, development agreements, management agreements, ground leases and both retail and office leases. Her practice also includes real estate financing such as traditional acquisition and construction loans, new market tax credit financing and tax-deferred exchanges.

Before Fox Rothschild

Michele was a Partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Michele enjoys volunteering at her children's schools and attending their sporting activities. She serves on various school and community committees. She is also a past member of the United Way's Women Attorneys Committee and a past member of the Board of the March of Dimes.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Real Estate - South Carolina (2013-2020)
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Real Estate Law in South Carolina by Best Lawyers (2012-2021)
  • Recognized among the “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine for Commercial Real Estate Law (2013-2015, 2017-2020)

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