Burr & Forman

David F. Santos

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  • J.D., Samford University Cumberland School of Law (2006)
  • B.S., Biology, College of Charleston (2002)

South Carolina

  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, Charleston County Bar
  • Chambers USA, "Registered Practitioner" in Real Estate (2019)
  • Past Board Member and Past Board Chair, Carolina Youth Development Center
  • Member of Board Development Committee, Carolina Youth Development Center
  • Member, Hibernian Society of Charleston
  • Represented numerous individual clients and entities in the closing of real estate sales and purchases, as well as loan transactions, for properties throughout the State of South Carolina, but primarily in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

  • Reviewed, drafted and interpreted real estate contracts, leases and easements.

  • Provided review, interpretation, and counsel to clients regarding conservation easements.

  • Interaction on behalf of clients to obtain waivers or other approvals from historic foundations holding property rights or other interests involving real property.

  • Represented clients in connection with contract negotiation, acquisition, financing, and disposition of numerous value-add sites and environmentally challenged sites.

  • Represented clients to clear up real property title issues, including handling quiet title and partition actions for heirs property and conducting determination of heirs hearings in Probate Court.

  • Successfully defended a landowner's title to real property at the trial and appellate levels.

  • Handled assessment appeals for real property valuations.

  • Licensed title insurance agent for numerous nationally recognized title insurance agencies.

  • Negotiated and drafted contracts, easements and closing documents for numerous transactions, including a $20 million land acquisition.

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David Santos joined Burr & Forman’s Charleston office in 2013 as an Associate in the Real Estate practice group. He assists clients in various aspects of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential. David’s practice focuses on acquisitions and sales, financing, contracts and real property title disputes.

A Charleston native, David has represented individual clients and entities in the closing of real estate sales and acquisitions, as well as loan transactions for properties throughout South Carolina, but primarily in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. He has also drafted and negotiated contracts, easements and closing documents for numerous transactions, including a $20 million land acquisition.

David is actively involved in a number of civic and professional associations and programs, including the Charleston County and South Carolina Bar Associations, the Hibernian Society of Charleston and the Carolina Youth Development Center, where he previously served as Board Chair of its Board of Directors. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.