Real Estate Transactions & Development
JOHNSON & DAVIS represents clients in both commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as refinances and loan workouts and modifications. From individuals buying or selling a home to businesses acquiring and selling large developments, JOHNSON & DAVIS is experienced in the process leading-up to the closing and the closing itself. In real estate, it is important to have stellar legal representation from the time the offer is made to when the last document is signed at closing, as numerous issues may arise during any given transaction. Our experience as litigators gives JOHNSON & DAVIS the unique ability to anticipate problems that may arise and address them in advance. With foreclosures, short sales, tax sales and bankruptcies leaving a considerable mark on many properties in our area, both commercial and residential, and thus potentially complicating the closing process, it is essential to have competent representation.
Like most real estate attorneys in South Carolina, JOHNSON & DAVIS attorneys are licensed title insurance agents, writing for Investors Title Insurance Company. Title insurance is a very important aspect of our practice, and an area that any purchaser of real estate in South Carolina should, if they do not already, come to learn and understand.
JOHNSON & DAVIS represents developers in all stages of residential and commercial development, including contract negotiation and preparation, land use and zoning, negotiation and preparation of development agreements, preparation of covenants, conditions and restrictions and formation of owners’ associations and preparation of by-laws for same.
Barry Johnson, senior Member at JOHNSON & DAVIS, was very involved in some aspects of the early development of Sea Pines Plantation, the concept of which has been used subsequently by numerous other developments in the area, and elsewhere.