Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC, Attorneys at Law

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Commercial Real Estate Law

Serve clients with comprehensive experience in various traditional and distinct legal capacities to include negotiating and structuring contracts, entity formation, title review, financing, and equity placement, traditional neighborhood designs, planned development agreements, urban renewal projects, and waterfront development.

Residential Real Estate Law

Offer client-focused legal service in all areas of residential real estate, including real estate closings, contract negotiations, title services, coordination of surveys, tax-free exchanges, flood and zoning certifications, and more.

Property Litigation

Handle property litigation covering sale, development, financing, and management – both commercial and residential. Specific case-work includes contract disputes, land use and condemnation, quiet title actions, construction litigation, business litigation, foreclosures and representation for homeowner associations (HOAs).

Tax, Estate Planning & Probate

Providing an extensive range of advice and legal services to individuals and businesses on various complex issues, including estate planning, asset protection, wealth transfer, trust and estate administration, tax planning, alcohol beverage licensing, and representation before taxing authorities.

Business Law

Provide legal counsel and services pertaining to a variety of business matters, including new business formation, creation or sale of a business, review of leases and commercial contracts, corporate governance, structuring equity and vesting, and more.

15 Jan2021

New CRE Partner Josh Reeves

Joshua Reeves has joined Buist Byars & Taylor LLC as a partner in the Commercial Real Estate department. His practice focuses on land development for residential subdivisions, retail and office mixed-use projects and industrial transactions. He assists clients with each

13 Nov2020

Holiday Closure Notice

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Buist Byars & Taylor will be closed after December 23 for the remainder of the year – reopening for business on Monday, January 4, 2021. If any delay pushes a matter beyond December 23, we will not

17 Apr2020


Deadlines falling between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020 for certain time-sensitive actions have been automatically extended to July 15.  In a 1031 tax free exchange, the extension applies to the 45-day identification period and the 180-day exchange period. 

20 Nov2019

New CRE Partner Joins Firm

David F. Gieg has joined the firm as a partner in the commercial real estate practice area. Dave brings nearly 20 years of experience as a real estate and corporate attorney. His practice is primarily focused on commercial real estate.

12 Jul2019

$24.5+ million deal closed

Buist Byars & Taylor's CRE team represented the buyer on this very large deal in downtown Charleston. The deal, which closed the first week of July 2019, took more than 18 months in the works. The sale involved ten properties