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Michele Fuller Lyerly

Michele Fuller Lyerly


T (864) 751-7629
F (864) 751-7801

Ms. Lyerly's practice is devoted primarily to the representation of developers, investors and users of commercial real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments.  Ms. Lyerly has significant experience in the acquisition of land for large-scale retail, mixed-use and "lifestyle" developments and in the preparation and negotiation of retail tenant leases.  Her experience also includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, development agreements, management agreements, ground leases and both retail and office leases.  Her practice also includes real estate financing such as traditional acquisition and construction loans, new market tax credit financing and tax-deferred exchanges.  Ms. Lyerly currently serves as a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee and she is the recent past practice area leader for the firm's Commercial Real Estate practice group.

Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of South Carolina Leaders, Real Estate (2013-2018)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Real Estate Law (2012-2018)
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2013-2015, 2017)

Representative Work

  • Ms. Lyerly is privileged to work with a wide variety of clients on retail, office, mixed use and multi-family projects that are literally redefining the skyline of South Carolina's cities and beyond.
  • Ms. Lyerly represents several of the largest retail developers in the area.  These clients are "preferred" developers for several national retail chains. She assists these clients in building numerous retail developments across the country.

* Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal representation.



  • Augusta Circle Elementary, School Improvement Council (Chair) and member of PTA Board
  • Mentor Greenville Volunteer
  • United Way, Past Member of Women Attorneys Committee
  • March of Dimes, Past member of Board and Real Estate Committee Member
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., International Studies , magna cum laude, 1993
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • South Carolina
  • California
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Council Member, Urban Land Institute, 2015 Market Impact Regional Initiative Council
Academic Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Wig and Robe

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