Partner Hamlin O’Kelley spearheads Buist Byars & Taylor’s litigation work with clients resulting from the sale, development, financing, and management of property – both commercial and residential. He is based in the firm’s Mt. Pleasant office, but handles matters across South Carolina and beyond.
Typical cases involve contract disputes, land use and condemnation, quiet title actions, construction litigation, business litigation, foreclosures and litigation involving homeowner associations (HOA).
The massive expansion of common interest developments in South Carolina and the legal responsibilities of an association and its board of directors have created a heightened need for legal guidance through the maze of new statutes and cases.
Since 1998, our firm has provided the highest quality legal services to South Carolina homeowner associations. Our philosophy includes consistent open communication with the board, which we believe includes attendance at meetings of the board and members.
Our attorneys have significant experience in providing the legal services most often needed by community associations and management companies, which may include:
Buist Byars & Taylor attorneys represent developers and builders in all legal aspects of the development of condominium and other common interest communities, as well as the representation of these associations after they are formed and are operational.
In addition to ensuring that all applicable laws and regulations are addressed, our attorneys take a proactive approach to help minimize future claims against developers and builders. We carefully draft the governing associations for common interest projects, with emphasis on reducing the cost and potential liability associated with developing and financing these projects.
Our experience representing the governing bodies of common interest development projects provides us with the ability to anticipate problems and to take steps to help prevent them. Conversely, our many years of representing developers and drafting documents for CID projects provides us with strategic insights that assist us in our representation of the governing bodies of these communities.
Services provided include:
Comprised of attorneys with extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate, finance, and debtor/creditor rights, Buist Byars & Taylor’s distressed property and workout practice area provides the resources, skills and knowledge necessary for clients to navigate emerging issues during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.
This practice concentrates on the acquisition, disposition, restructuring, and development of troubled properties, and the firm represents lenders, owners, sellers, investors, and buyers by: