Josh LononOF COUNSEL

Josh Lonon practices in the areas of commercial real estate law and economic development and leads the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and Spartanburg office. He represents 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 into 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
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development
  • Real Estate Finance
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
2017 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)
  • Young Lawyers Division, Fifth Circuit Representative (2005); Seventh Circuit Representative (2006); ABA Delegate (2004, 2005)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association, Member, Register of Deeds Committee (2010-2011)
  • City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning and Appeals, Member (2012-2018); Chairman (2014-2018)
  • Urban Land Institute Upstate South Carolina Executive Committee, Member (2018-Present)
  • City of Spartanburg Board of Architectural Design and Historic Review, Member (2018-Present)
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Board Member (2008-2016); Chairman (2013-2015)
  • Neighborhood Association of Fernwood, Inc., President/Chair (2016-2017)
  • Christmas in Action • Spartanburg; Board Member (2008-2012); Secretary (2012)
  • Leadership Spartanburg, Class of 2009; Member, Board of Regents (2009-2010)
  • Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association; Board Member (2009-2014)
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Regional Fellows, Class of 2014
  • Rotary International of Spartanburg, Member (2008-Present), Paul Harris Fellow
  • 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
2017 AV Preeminent® peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
2011 Recipient, Top 20 Producer, First American Title Insurance Co.