For more than 20 years, Cynthia has represented clients in commercial real estate acquisitions and development matters, including leases, purchases, sales, and borrowing. Cynthia has also prepared restrictive covenants for numerous residential housing communities in the Charleston area.

As counsel for developers, owners, and lenders, she has been involved in many multi-million dollar commercial real estate development projects in South Carolina both as lead counsel and as local counsel for out-of-state lenders and borrowers.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Cynthia served as a Certified Public Accountant for an accounting firm in South Carolina.

Representative Experience

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  • Assisted The Daniel Island Company and Carnes Crossroads Associates in the subdivision, planning, financing and sale of land for commercial and residential uses in developments of over 2,000 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
  • Represented commercial and housing developers in land acquisition matters, including the creation of restrictive covenants for residential and mixed-use communities in the Charleston area.
  • Assisted clients in the closing on the acquisition of land and commercial loans with local and national lenders.
  • Represented tenants and landlords in commercial lease negotiations.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, Lowcountry Advisory Board, 2019-Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Corporate Banking and Securities Law Section Council, 2017-Present; Chairman, 2021-2022
  • Charleston CREW Network, Founding Member and Board Member, 2009-2011; President elect, 2012; President, 2013; Advisory Committee 2020-Present
  • Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Network), Member at Large, 2004-2009
  • One80 Place, Advancement Committee Member, 2016-2019
  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, SC Diversity Leaders Initiative Lowcountry Class X, 2015
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (Commercial Investment Division), Associate Member 2010-2012
  • Friends of the Charleston County Library, Past President

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings) in the fields of Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, 2013 – Present
  • Recognized in Charleston Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, Commercial Real Estate, 2020, 2022-2023