Born: Woodruff, South Carolina
Education: University of South Carolina (B.S., 2010); University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2013)
Admitted to Bar: 2013, South Carolina
Member: South Carolina Bar
Practice Areas: Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Economic Incentives; Business Transactions; Government Relations
Daniel joined the firm in 2015 and became a partner in 2020. His practice areas include real estate, business transactions, and economic incentives. Daniel regularly represents buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions. Daniel has experience representing large commercial real estate developers in the development of industrial business parks and other commercial developments. Daniel also represents clients in residential real estate transactions. Daniel represents both companies and counties in economic incentive transactions, including fee-in-lieu of tax agreements, special source credit agreements, and other state tax credits. Prior to joining Johnson Smith, Daniel worked for two years with the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Professional/Civic Activities: Executive Board, OneSpartanburg, Inc.; Board of Trustees, Chapman Cultural Center; Board Member, Spartanburg Area Conservancy, Inc.; (Past Chair) Spartanburg Young Professionals; (Past Board Member) Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association
Awards/Honors: 2013 Compleat Lawyer Bronze Award presented by the University of South Carolina Law School; 2019 C. Bruce Littlejohn Young Lawyer Award presented by the Spartanburg County Bar Association; 2019 LSAA Emerging Leader Award presented by the Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association; Legal Elite of the Upstate, Real Estate (2020-2022); South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate (2023)
Johnson Smith can trace its history back to 1930 when Edwin W. Johnson opened his law office on Church Street in Downtown Spartanburg. For nearly 100 years from that location, Johnson Smith has continued to provide trusted legal counsel and client-focused services to generations of families and businesses in Spartanburg and beyond. The contributions of Johnson Smith and its attorneys are woven into the very landscape of Spartanburg. Johnson Smith is tied to Spartanburg’s history and committed to its future. Please let us know how we can help you.