Howard Kinard

Howard Kinard

Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Education: Wofford College (B.A., 2001); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2006); Judicial Lw Clerk to Honorable Thomas L. Hughston, Jr., Circuit Court (2006-2007)

Admitted to Bar: 2006, South Carolina

Member: South Carolina Bar

Practice Areas: Business Law; Collections; Commercial Transactions; Foreclosures; Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Howard Kinard


Howard Kinard joined the firm as an associate in 2007 after serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John C. Hayes, III and The Honorable Thomas L. Hughston, Jr., Circuit Court Judges. Howard focuses his practice in the areas of Business Law, Collections, Commercial Transactions, Foreclosures and Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Howard has represented investors and developers in commercial and residential real estate transactions for development and construction projects. Howard also regularly assists clients in the formation, organization and governance of corporations, limited liability companies and nonprofits. His practice also includes representation of owners and developers in commercial office and retail leasing transactions. Additionally, he assists banks and investors with non-performing loans and judicial foreclosures.


A History of Excellence

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.


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