Cynthia’s practice includes corporate formation and governance issues and commercial real estate transactions, including, leases, purchases, sales and borrowing. Cynthia has prepared restrictive covenants for numerous residential housing communities in the Charleston area and has prepared and reviewed horizontal property regime documents for residential and commercial condominium developments.

As counsel for lenders, owners and developers, she has been involved in many multi-million dollar residential and office developments in South Carolina both as lead counsel and as local counsel for out-of-state lenders and borrowers.

Professional Activities

  • One80 Place, Advancement Committee
  • Junior League of Charleston, Sustainer
  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, SC Diversity Leaders Initiative Lowcountry Class X, 2015
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association 
  • Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Network), Member at Large, 2004-2009
  • Charleston CREW Network, Founding Member and Board Member, 2009-2011; President elect, 2012; President, 2013
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (Commercial Investment Division), Associate Member 2010-2012
  • Friends of the Charleston County Library, Past President
  • Zonta Club of Charleston, Past President

Honors and Awards

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, 2013 - Present


Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Assisted Daniel Island Company and Carnes Crossroads in the subdivision, planning, financing and sale of land for commercial and residential uses in a developments of over 2,000 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
  • Represented clients in the creation of horizontal property regime for the development and sale of residential and commercial condominium units.
  • Represented several housing developers in the creation of restrictive covenants for residential housing communities in the Charleston area.
  • Assisted clients in the closing of commercial loans with local and national lenders.
  • Represented tenants and landlords in commercial lease negotiations.

Bar admissions

1996, South Carolina

1995, New York

Admitted to practice before:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., 1994, University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Order of the Wig and Robe Society
    • Articles Editor:
      • Student Editorial Board
      • ABA Real Property
      • Probate and Trust Journal
  • B.S., 1988, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • with honors
    • Teaching Assistant (Accounting)
    • Resident Assistant of the Year, 1988
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