Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC, Attorneys at Law


September 20, 2017

Leadership Charleston 2018 Selects Garcia

Joseph Garcia, a senior associate with Buist Byars & Taylor LLC, has been selected to Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Charleston Class of 2018. Leadership Charleston is a highly sought-after professional development opportunity. The program seeks to identify emerging business leaders and develop potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of the

July 13, 2017

529 King Street Purchased

529 King Investors LLC recently purchased the former Dixie Furniture space at 529 King Street.  The 24,000-square-foot property sold for $6.75 million.  Buist Byars & Taylor LLC represented the buyer in the transaction. The Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals has unanimously approved plans submitted for 50 hotel rooms, along with retail space on the ground floor;

June 29, 2017

SC Developer Pursues Adaptive Reuse Project in Nashville

Flyway, a Charleston-based real estate and construction firm, has purchased property in Nashville, TN.  Buist Byars & Taylor represented Flyway in the transaction. The 3.77-acre property is a key property at Silo Bend, and includes a 40,000 square foot bow truss building, which Flyway envisions as a mixed-use retail and unique office space, and a

June 28, 2017

CREW Charleston Golf Tournament

CREW Charleston hosted its first ever golf tournament at Patriots Point Links on June 16 (2017), and Buist Byars & Taylor was pleased to be one of the sponsors.  #crewcharleston BBT associate attorney Lauren Gulley played on the Wells Fargo team, and everyone enjoyed a nice day on the course and at the networking reception

May 23, 2017

LLF Commercial Space Advisory Team

Lowcountry Local First has launched a Commercial Space Advisory Team, and we are pleased that our managing partner, Gray Taylor, is a member. The team is comprised of local experts who are willing to assist local business owners answer questions related to commercial property. Examples for advising may include: – Pointing local businesses in the

May 4, 2017

New Project Slated for Park Circle

New projects are helping to expand Park Circle’s business district beyond the existing section of East Montague it currently occupies. Cityvolve, a real estate firm and Buist Byars & Taylor client, recently sold land on O'Hear Avenue to Commonhouse Aleworks, and will manage construction of the 7,200 square-foot brewery and tap house. "As more and

April 25, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

February 8, 2017


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

February 7, 2017

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