Burr & Forman

Mark S. Sharpe

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  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of South Carolina School of Law (1981)
  • M.B.A., New York University (1978)
  • B.A., Yale University (1976)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys Lawyers, Fellow
  • Real Estate Section of the South Carolina Bar, Past Chair
  • Corporation, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, Past Chair
  • Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions of the Corporations, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, Chair
  • Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, Member
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Represented a joint venture developer in the $63,000,000 acquisition of a 2,000 acre tract, the closing of a $50,000,000 acquisition and development loan, and the development of a luxury residential community on the South Carolina coast.

  • Represented the lender in connection with a $34,000,000 commercial office building acquisition financing.

  • Represented a joint venture developer in connection with a $52,000,000 loan refinance for a resort development on the South Carolina coast.

  • Represented developer in connection with a $16,000,000 land loan refinance for undeveloped resort property.

  • Represented UCC secured creditors in connection with the public and private sales of personal property collateral.

  • Represented mortgage lenders in the foreclosure of commercial properties.

  • Represented joint venture in the purchase of a nationally flagged hotel in the Charleston, South Carolina area.

  • Represented seller in sale of industrial properties in upstate South Carolina.

  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of multiple industrial properties in the Charleston, South Carolina area.

  • Represented European industry in the acquisition of an existing industrial facility on the South Carolina coast.

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Mark is a member of our Real Estate Practice Group in Charleston, South Carolina.

He 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.

Mark has been appointed by State and federal courts to conduct foreclosure sales of commercial property and related proceedings on behalf of the courts. He has regularly served as a speaker at continuing legal education programs and has made presentations in the areas of commercial real estate, banking law, and creditors’ rights.