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William B. Swent

William B. Swent

Partner

T (864) 751-7605
F (864) 751-7801
Overview

William's practice focus is commercial real estate. He has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders, tenants and landlords, purchasers and sellers, and developers in a wide variety of circumstances. On the commercial finance side, Mr. Swent regularly prepares loan documents for institutional and private lenders in sophisticated, real estate-secured contexts. For borrowers, Mr. Swent is very capable of assisting with broader development challenges. He is a skilled draftsman and negotiator with particular experience in addressing development of retail, office, mixed use, restaurant, and condominium projects. William also handles administrative matters for commercial and residential developers, such as zoning, pursuing governmental incentives, and managing interaction with municipal authorities. Mr. Swent has a litigation background and remains active in the courts through representation of clients with advanced real property disputes, such as lease disputes, partitions, trespass, nuisance, evictions and quiet title actions.

Achievements
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2013, 2017)
  • United States Navy Veteran, submarine officer
Community
  • Member, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greenville Chapter, Past President
  • Goodwill Foundation
  • Coach, Carolina Elite Soccer Association (5 time champion Interim Health Care Spring and Fall Challenge tournaments)
  • Served on various Committees, including Finance Committee, Usher, Youth Ministry involvement as Basketball Coach (4 time champion CLBBY end-of-season tournament) – Christ Church Episcopal
  • Greenville Country Club
Education
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., Naval Architecture, with merit, 1988
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Admissions
  • South Carolina
Academic Honors
  • South Carolina Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
Military Service
  • U.S. Navy
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