Ian D. McVey

Ian D. McVey

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Ian McVey is a shareholder in the Columbia office. His goal is to be a utility player for his clients.

He regularly represents developers, lenders and local businesses as they conduct their business matters in South Carolina whether it be the representation of Lenders in commercial loans, developers in the acquisition, development and financing of projects, or just providing general contract and business counsel. McVey has also spent a great deal of time in the courtroom assisting his clients in the matters that may arise including the collection of outstanding debts, real estate litigation or representing them in bankruptcy court. Ian also represents contractors and subcontractors in the mechanic’s lien and other construction collection matters. Ian serves as co-chair of the Financial Services Industry Group for the firm, serves as the President of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association and is the former President of the Richland County Bar Association. 

Ian’s ability to handle transactions and complex litigation matters has made him invaluable to his clients. From the County Courthouse to Bankruptcy Court to the boardroom, McVey is comfortable that he can adequately address his clients’ needs. Further, Turner Padget’s team approach assures that any matter that arises for his clients’ can be addressed in a timely, cost-efficient manner.

Ian likes to spend time listening to his clients concerns and helping them come up with a solution that works for them. “It’s not always about whether I have a great idea. Most times my clients know what they want, they just need some help on how to get there.” 

  • Acted as Real Estate Counsel for two significant bond financing transactions.
  • Represented the purchasers of the assets and real estate of a machine tooling company.
  • Represented a client in a multi-million dollar financing transaction secured by real estate in multiple states.
  • Represented a lender in the financing of commercial real estate with significant trust and tax issues.
  • Represented a private equity group in the foreclosure and disposition of a large manufacturing plant.
  • Successfully procured the dismissal of a Chapter 11 for large housing development over the opposition of the Debtor and U.S. Trustee.
  • Currently representing multiple materials suppliers in the Mechanic’s Lien litigation involving the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Represents a large regional lender in numerous debt restructuring matters throughout the state.
  • Represented lenders in various lender liability claims in both state and federal court.
  • Represented a commercial real estate owner in procuring a large condemnation award.
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2003
  • University of the South, B.A., History, 1997
  • South Carolina, 2004
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2004
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina, 2005

Professional or Industry Involvement

  • J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy Inn of Court, 2020
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, President, 2020-2021
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, Vice President, 2019-2020
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, Board of Directors, Columbia Representative, 2017-2018
  • South Carolina Bankers Association, Member
  • South Carolina Independent Bankers Association, Member
  • Richland County Bar Association, President, 2014, Executive Committee, 2008-2015


  • Best Lawyers in America, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, 2017-2024
  • Midlands Legal Elite, Commercial Real Estate and Banking & Finance, 2011-2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “What to do When all Hell Breaks Loose,” Community Bankers Forum, South Carolina Bankers Association, 2017
  • South Carolina Master in Equity Bench & Bar
  • Numerous speaking engagements on Foreclosure and Commercial Loan Restructuring

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