Judith McInnis practices primarily in the areas of commercial finance and real estate development. She represents commercial and real estate lenders as well as real estate developers and tenants. Judith has extensive experience and understanding of legal issues impacting shopping centers, hotels, mixed used developments, office buildings and resort developments. She draws on more than 25 years of experience to understand, prepare for and resolve the many interrelated issues that arise in commercial real estate projects, in order to provide practical, timely and efficient solutions for her clients.


  • Representing the developer of a large mixed use project in the acquisition of the land, governmental and permitting issues, land use issues and restrictions, sales, leasing and operations
  • Representing a national lender in numerous financings of coastal resort property for over 20 years
  • Representing major international companies with regard to the real estate aspects of mergers/sales/reorganizations, as well as ongoing operations in South Carolina
  • Representing landlords in negotiating leases with major national tenants, such as Wal-Mart, Kohl's, Starbucks, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and others

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law since 2011, Litigation - Real Estate since 2021, Real Estate Law since 2011
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, "Lawyer of the Year," Banking and Finance Law - Columbia (2012, 2017)
  • Named, Chambers USA, Real Estate (2005-2023)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent(c) Peer Review Rating
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2015-2018, 2020-2024)
  • Named, Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly (2011); Commercial Real Estate (2021)



Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers



Marcia Stokes
(803) 753-3328

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