Working with Adam on the transaction was an amazing and collaborative success. I learned a lot and enjoyed the strategic moves we all worked through as a team. I always felt our company and clients were well protected.”


Adam works with businesses, local governments, non-profits, and individuals in the fields of commercial real estate and economic development. As a transactional attorney who ran a successful business of his own, he brings a vast amount of personal and professional experience to the deal table. Adam helps his clients acquire, sell, and leverage commercial real property in South Carolina. He represents buyers, sellers, commercial lenders, and title companies in all aspects of a transaction. Adam regularly prepares and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, commercial and retail leases, loan and security documents, title insurance policies, and a variety of other deal documents. His reputation is anchored by his responsiveness, and he is well known for his experience in commercial lending, local government law, zoning, land use, and local ordinance interpretation.

Adam found his way to becoming an attorney after seeing his father thrive in the profession. His combination of business acumen, integrity, and loyalty gives him focus and has garnered the esteem of his clients. He serves his clients by understanding what a successful outcome looks like to them and works in partnership to achieve the best results. Adam takes every opportunity to improve his personal and professional skills. Driven by results and a love of problem-solving, he leverages his own experience as a business owner in order to put himself in his clients’ shoes.

When not in the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and their dogs. When he finds time to travel, he can often be found fly fishing out West.

Adam earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College.


  • Represented investor groups for the acquisition of investment commercial real property, including due diligence, lease and title matters.
  • Represented developers of commercial property in land use and zoning issues before local government commissions.
  • Represented restaurant group regarding commercial lease and sublease negotiations.
  • Represented national bank in a variety of complex lending structures, including drafting custom loan and security documents.
  • Represented an international corporation in the purchase of site for major industrial facility. Oversaw all aspects of real estate purchase and title matters, including subsequent construction loan.
  • Represented real property investors purchasing real property in South Carolina through 1031 exchanges, including a variety of retail locations.
  • Represented national non-profit with purchase of property used as corporate headquarters.
  • Represented lenders in refinance and restructuring of multi-million dollar loans to businesses in the Upstate.
  • Served as interim County Attorney for one of South Carolina's fastest growing local governments.
  • Drafted a variety of local ordinances, including zoning, land use, building codes, and procurement.
  • Represented a charter school with obtaining a $500,000 loan from the South Carolina State Treasurer, which was the first of its kind.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2024), Real Estate Law (2024)
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll (2021-2023)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate (2014-2016)"Super Lawyers Rising Star," Business/Corporate (2014-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent(c) Peer Review Rating
  • Greenville Business Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2014-2018); Residential Real Estate (2020); Commercial Real Estate (2020-2021, 2023)
  • Recipient, 20 under 40 Emerging Leader Award, Anderson University (2011)




Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Upstate Diversity Leaders Initiative, The Riley Insitute, Furman University (Spring 2024)
  • Director Emeritus, Community Foundation of Greater Clemson (2020)
  • Charter Committee Member, Lakes and Bridges Charter School (2017)
  • Founding Member, Clemson Community Foundation Board of Directors (2013-2017)
  • Board Member, Rebuild Upstate (2017)
  • Graduate, Leadership Clemson (2013)
  • Graduate, Leadership Anderson (2010)
  • Graduate, Leadership Charleston (2001)
  • 12 and Under Softball Coach, City of Clemson Rec Department (2016-2017)

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Director, Palmetto Land Title Association (2021)
  • Graduate, South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy (2010)
  • Chair, Clemson Economic Development Advisory Committee (2016-2017)
  • Founding Member, Anderson Area Business and Education Alliance Board of Directors (2008-2017)
  • Board Member, Anderson Chamber of Commerce (2011-2017)



Jackie S. Murray
(864) 552-9377

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