“Difficult problems aren’t a problem for me. In the complexity, I discover insights about my client that I strategically put into action to create timely, real value.”


As a member of Burr & Forman’s Real Estate Practice Group, Alicia Thompson focuses on real estate matters for developers, community associations, property managers, and financial institutions in commercial transactions. She serves as general counsel for planned community associations and has significant experience in drafting, interpreting, enforcing master deeds for horizontal property regimes, declarations of condominium, restrictive covenants, bylaws, and other governing documents, and serves as parliamentarian for meetings. She also possesses experience in negotiating and drafting joint development agreements, management agreements, vendor agreements, lease agreements, and easement agreements. Alicia has been involved in many local projects, including the building of a continuing care retirement company designed to better serve the aging population in her community and workforce housing condominium projects.

Alicia’s practice also involves forming ownership entities, representing lenders in commercial loans, drafting loan documents, supervising real estate closings, and defending and prosecuting foreclosures and declaratory judgment actions, as well as acting as litigation counsel for community associations. Additionally, Alicia is a certified mediator and available to assist with pre-suit disputes and litigation matters.

Not one to shy away from anything, Alicia takes on the role of problem-solver, working to find the common ground between parties to achieve a common goal. Having a wealth of experience, she can see all sides of an issue and each person’s perspective enabling her to skillfully discern between risks and benefits and to make educated decisions. Throughout her career, Alicia has built long-term client relationships leveraging her ability to work with a wide variety of people from developers, contractors, engineers, to architects, and other attorneys, teaming up and being flexible to deliver outcomes that the project requires.

Away from the office, Alicia spends time with her three young children and enjoys being on the water. She also serves as a director of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alicia earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her B.A. in History from Pennsylvania State University.


    • Key team member in the development of a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
    • Key team member in the development of workforce housing projects in Charleston County, South Carolina.
    • Local counsel for national recreational vehicle park developer and owner in the acquisition of park in Horry County, South Carolina.
    • Lead counsel of developers in the acquisition of property developed as multi-family, condominium, and single family projects in South Carolina and North Carolina.
    • Lead counsel in the acquisition hotel properties in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    • Team member in the acquisition of hotel master condominium project in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Lead counsel for national lender in the refinance of several funeral homes in Georgia.
    • Lead counsel for buyer of local retailer of business assets and in the assignment of commercial lease.
    • Lead counsel for buyer of surgery center and in the assignment of a commercial lease.
    • General counsel for homeowners’ associations and condominium associations in all legal matters, including litigation, lend transactions, and amending and restating governing documents.

Honors & Recognitions

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2014-2018) "Super Lawyers Rising Star," Business Litigation (2014-2018)
  • American Red Cross, Volunteer Rookie of the Year (2010)




Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (January 2020-present)
  • Board of Directors, Horry County United Way (September 2021-present)
  • Member, City of Myrtle Beach Library Advisory Board (2016-present)
  • Member, City of Myrtle Beach Workforce Housing Advisory Board (2020-present)
  • Board of Directors, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (2019-2021)
  • Secretary, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership at Coastal Carolina University (2017-present)
  • Member, Community Association Institute (2014-present)
  • Chair (2022), Vice Chair (2020-2021), Member (2012-2013, 2015-2017), Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Policy Council
  • Former Board Member, Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross (2010-2013)
  • Graduate, Leadership Grand Strand, Class XXXI
  • Furman University Riley Institute, Diversity Leadership Initiative
  • Former Vice President and Founding Board Member, Grand Strand Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (2010-2014)

Professional Activities

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Community Association Committee (2016-present)
  • Co-Executive Director, ExecuVision, Inc. (2015-2016)
  • Member, South Carolina Women's Lawyer's Association (2013-present)
  • Member, Coastal Women's Lawyer Association (2015-present)
  • Member, Horry County Bar (2008-present)


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Denise L. Howell
(843) 443-3019

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