11.22.2019 | Firm News
Burr Forman McNair Grows Real Estate Practice in Charleston with Addition of Mark Sharpe
Burr Forman McNair continues growth in the Carolinas with the addition of counsel Mark Sharpe, who joins the firm in the Real Estate practice group. Sharpe focuses on commercial real estate and finance, commercial transactions, and related disputes.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mark as we continue to expand throughout the Carolinas and in the real estate industry,” said Jennifer Blumenthal, Burr Forman McNair Charleston’s office managing partner. “His extensive experience and deep real estate background will enhance our abilities to serve our clients and the community and we are excited to add him to our team in Charleston.”
Sharpe has represented lenders and borrowers in substantial real estate and corporate transactions and represented lenders in mortgage and UCC foreclosures. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York, where he practiced with a predecessor to the accounting firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sharpe has been appointed by State and federal courts to conduct foreclosure sales of commercial property on behalf of the Court, and to conduct related proceedings.
He regularly serves as a speaker at continuing legal education programs and has made presentations in the areas of commercial real estate, banking law, and creditors’ rights. Additionally, he is a past chair of both the real estate section and the corporate, banking, and securities law section of the South Carolina Bar, and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Sharpe earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is licensed in South Carolina.
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.