Josh LononMember

Josh Lonon practices in the areas of commercial real estate law and economic development and leads the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group as chair, the Economic Development and Tax Incentives Practice Group as co-chair, as well as the firm’s Spartanburg office. He represents developers and companies in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of a broad range of commercial properties including industrial, multi-family, office and retail, as well as in the application and approval of tax incentives for their development. Josh also has extensive experience with title insurance companies both as outside and inside counsel, giving him keen insight in solving complex title and title insurance issues.

Josh is heavily engaged in serving his profession as well as his community. He has held several leadership positions with the South Carolina Bar, including serving as chair of the Real Estate Practices Section. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Upstate, South Carolina chapter of the Urban Land Institute. In his hometown of Spartanburg, Josh has led numerous non-profits, served as chair of the City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning and Appeals and as a member of the City’s Board of Architectural Design and Historic Review. Josh is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, Leadership Spartanburg and is a Regional Fellow of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Economic Incentives
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Leasing
2003, J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law, Managing Editor, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal; National ABA Moot Court Competition Team
1999, B.A. University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Represented Savaria Corporation (TSX: SIS) as local counsel in multi-jurisdictional closing of $C110,000,000 credit facility
  • Represented private developer in the land use approvals and development of est. $100,000,00 mixed-use development in South Carolina
  • Represented South Carolina meat-packing plant in closing of New Markets Tax Credit financing for approx. $20,000,000 expansion of South Carolina plant
  • Represented private developer in closing of New Markets Tax Credit financing for construction and rehabilitation of historic property for approx. $20,000,000 mixed-use development
  • Regularly represents nationally-renowned luxury golf course community as outside general counsel for development, financing and other matters
  • Represented international chemical manufacturing company in acquisition, financing and leasing of approx. $23,000,000 industrial warehouse facility
  • Represented H&R Reit (TXX: HR.UN) as local counsel in disposition of numerous South Carolina properties
    Represented Germany-based international auto parts manufacturer in negotiation, approval and extension of tax incentives for approx. $47,000,000 total expansions of South Carolina manufacturing facility
  • Represented international tool manufacturing company in acquisition and negotiation of tax incentives for approx. $12,000,000 South Carolina warehouse facility
  • Represented international packaging manufacturer in negotiation of tax incentives allowing for approx. $16,000,000 expansion of its South Carolina manufacturing facility
  • Represented national commercial developer as outside general counsel for acquisition, financing and development of industrial, office, multi-family and hotel developments across the U.S.
2017-Present Wyche, P.A.
2013-2017 Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman, Spartanburg, SC
2007-2013 Lawrence, Lonon & Rudasill, Spartanburg, SC
2006-2007 Odom, Terry & Cantrell/Spartan Title & Escrow Co., Spartanburg, SC
2005-2006 Investors Title Insurance Company, Columbia, SC
2003-2004 Law Clerk, Hon. G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Fifth Judicial Circuit, Columbia, SC
  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • United Stated District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2004
  • South Carolina Bar, Chair, Real Estate Practices Section (2019-2020); South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy (Class of 2017)
  • Rotary International of Spartanburg, Member (2008-Present), Paul Harris Fellow
  • Urban Land Institute Upstate South Carolina Executive Committee, Member (2018-Present); Executive Committee (2019-Present)
  • City of Spartanburg Board of Architectural Design and Historic Review, Member (2018-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning and Appeals, Member (2012-2018); Chairman (2014-2018)
  • Neighborhood Association of Fernwood, Inc., President/Chair (2016-2017)
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Board Member (2008-2016); Chairman (2013-2015)
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Regional Fellows, Class of 2014
  • Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association; Board Member (2009-2014)
  • Christmas in Action • Spartanburg; Board Member (2008-2012); Secretary (2012)
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association, Member, Register of Deeds Committee (2010-2011)
  • Leadership Spartanburg, Class of 2009; Member, Board of Regents (2009-2010)
  • Young Lawyers Division, Fifth Circuit Representative (2005); Seventh Circuit Representative (2006); ABA Delegate (2004, 2005)
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish, NBI (Greenville), February 2016
  • Real Estate Law for Paralegals, Greenville Technical College Paralegal Program, Fall 2012
  • Title Workshop:  From Examination to Commitment, NBI (Columbia), November 2011
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence, NBI (Columbia, Charleston), November 2010
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence, NBI (Columbia), November 2009
  • Title Examination for Paralegals, NBI (Columbia), May 2008
  • Real Estate Transactions Made Painless and Efficient, NBI (Columbia), December 2007
  • Curing Title Defects, NBI (Columbia), May 2006
  • Under Writing Survey Matters, Investors Title Ins. Co. Agent Seminar (Hilton Head), October 2006
  • South Carolina Real Estate Title: Identifying Defects and Finding Solutions, NBI (Columbia), October 2005
2019 Recognized as “Legal Elite” by the Greenville Business Magazine
2017 AV Preeminent® peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell