Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only a single lawyer in each legal area in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The lawyers being honored have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Jim Warren is well suited to this honor, as he has been practicing real estate law for more than 20 years. He is the chair of Wyche’s Commercial Real Estate practice group, which is highly esteemed in the legal community for handling complex real estate transactions. Jim regularly represents developers, public and private companies, lenders and investors in a wide variety of sophisticated real estate matters, including the development, acquisition, disposition and tax-deferred exchange and contribution of properties, as well as build-to-suit and other leases for retail, commercial and industrial projects. Jim also advises clients and helps clients structure and obtain various state and local economic incentives in connection with the development or expansion of projects. Jim is the former President of the Greenville County Bar Association and is a graduate of the Urban Land Institute South Carolina Sustainable Leadership program.
When asked about Jim’s expertise in real estate law, clients recently told the editors of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business that “His number-one quality is that he is very easy to get along with and relates well to opposing attorneys - he's just the kind of attorney that makes things go quickly - a deal-maker."
Wyche is a full-service law firm which has practiced law and served the community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Visit www.wyche.com to learn more.