Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC, Attorneys at Law


25 Apr2017

FrontDoor Communities Purchases Mixson

Buist Byars & Taylor represented FrontDoor Communities in its recent acquisition of land and assets of Mixson in North Charleston, near Park Circle. The FrontDoor deal includes residential lots, Mixson Bath & Racquet Club, Mixson Market, and Basico restaurant. Land for future development is a part of the agreement as well. FrontDoor plans to develop 171

19 Apr2017

BBT Installs Solar Panels

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of Buist Byars & Taylor's Mt. Pleasant office, in an effort to be more environmentally conscious and reduce energy costs.  Charleston-based solar energy company Southern Current handled the installation of 64 panels in November. The set-up was tested then implemented at the end of the year, and

08 Feb2017


Hamlin O’Kelley recently tried to jury verdict in Charleston County involving a dispute between neighbors on Seabrook Island.  He represented the Defendants, whom the Plaintiffs sued for trespass, intentional infliction of emotional distress, actual damages, and punitive damages.  The Plaintiffs’ settlement demand before trial was over $200,000. At the close the Plaintiffs’ case, Hamlin moved

07 Feb2017

Garcia named Senior Associate

Joseph L. Garcia III has been promoted to senior associate attorney with Buist Byars & Taylor LLC.  He primarily handles residential real estate matters and helps manage the firm’s Johns Island office, located in Freshfields Village. He joined BBT as an associate in 2009, after interning while attending the University of South Carolina School of

25 Oct2016

Lauren Gulley Chosen As New Associate

Lauren Gulley has joined the Buist Byars & Taylor team as an associate attorney.  She will work primarily in the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Sewanee, The University of the South, where she earned a BA in political science with a focus in international law and relations. 

31 Aug2016

Mary Fishburne Joins Buist Byars & Taylor

Buist Byars & Taylor LLC is pleased to announce that Mary Fishburne has joined the team as an associate attorney. She will work primarily in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, as well as on litigation and business matters. She is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South with a BA in

05 Feb2016

Bradshaw Promoted to Senior Closer

Kristin M. Bradshaw has been promoted to senior closer with Buist Byars & Taylor LLC. She joined the firm in 2013 as a residential real estate closer in the Johns Island office. Originally from New York, Kristin holds an associate's degree in both criminal justice and paralegal studies.

28 Aug2015

Tiffany Butler Speaks at Good Business Summit

Tiffany Butler, an associate attorney with the firm, was a panelist at Lowcountry Local First's sold out Good Business Summit. Nearly 250 local business leaders attended the event, held at the Charleston Museum on August 27, 2016.  Tiffany offered helpful advice in a breakout session entitled, "GoodGurus: Ask an Expert."

24 Aug2015

New Marketing/Communications Manager Joins Firm

Ashley Canady Slane has been selected by Buist, Byars & Taylor, LLC as Marketing and Communications Manager. She is responsible for overseeing internal and external communications, website, social media, community relations, media relations, brand standards, networking, and special events for the firm. Slane earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of

24 Jul2015

Buist, Byars & Taylor’s G. Hamlin O’Kelley III Re-Appointed to SC Real Estate Commission

Hamlin O'Kelley III has been re-appointed to serve for another term as a commissioner with the South Carolina Real Estate Commission. Appointed by Governor Nikki Haley and confirmed by the South Carolina Senate, he will serve as vice-chairman and an at-large member during this term, which will run through June 2018. The purpose of the