born Union, South Carolina, September 10, 1960; admitted to bar 1985, South Carolina.
Education: University of South Carolina (B.A., cum laude, 1982; J.D., 1985).
Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable John P. Gardner, Sr., South Carolina Court of Appeals (1985-1987).
Member: South Carolina Bar, Spartanburg County Bar Association, American Bar Association.
Serves Local Board of Directors for: Branch Banking and Trust Company and Charles Lee Center for Disabled Adults.
Voice Mail Extension: 123.
General Biographical Sketch
Donna is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Attorney. She was born in Union, South Carolina and attended South Carolina Schools with honors including the University of South Carolina (cum laude) and its Law School. Donna was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1985. From 1985 until 1987 she was a Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable John P. Gardner, Sr., South Carolina Court of Appeals. She has practiced with the firm as an associate and partner since 1987 and is a member of the Spartanburg County and American Bar Associations. Practice Areas include: Transactional Law; Residential and Commercial Real Estate; Finance; and Creditors Rights. Her real estate experience includes experience in a wide range of projects and developments from industrial parks, multi-property purchases, hotel and apartment acquisitions, construction lending, developmental loan closings, commercial foreclosures, commercial leasing, to the related contract negotiations and company formations. In addition to representing sellers, buyers, borrowers and lenders in these areas, she also provides local counsel opinion letters to out of state parties because she is very knowledgeable in South Carolina law and collaborates regularly with attorneys in other states to similarly assist her clients in South Carolina. In addition to those practices areas, Donna also is involved in managing the collections and creditor’s rights practice areas in the firm and represents many of the Upstate regional lenders in these areas. Donna currently serves on the BB&T local bank board and also serves on the executive and finance committee of the Charles Lea Center located in Spartanburg, SC.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Wm. Barnet & Son, LLC; Rage, Inc. ( Pizza Hut Franchisee); Southeastern Paper Group, Inc.; Piedmont Concrete, Inc. CNAC Finance, Inc.; Banks: Capital Bank; Arthur State Bank; Branch Banking & Trust Company of South Carolina; Carolina Alliance Bank.
APPROVED ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS FOR: First American Title Insurance Co.; Chicago Title Insurance Company