Jennifer N. Stone

Jennifer N. Stone

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Jennifer Stone is a versatile attorney, serving corporate and individual clients in the board room, in contractual negotiations, at the closing table and, when necessary, in the courtroom.

She is primarily a corporate and commercial transactional attorney advising clients in all types of commercial transactions, development matters and mergers and acquisitions, including: structuring and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, acquisition, development and working capital loans, and complex leases. Jennifer has experience closing a wide range of credit facilities, including CMBS, REMIC, mezzanine and asset-based financing. She investigates and resolves title, use and zoning issues relative to construction projects. 

Jennifer also handles commercial development across the region, including mixed-use, retail, hotel, golf courses, industrial properties, and timberland. She assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of conservation easements and helps clients navigate tax deferred exchanges. Jennifer is also a licensed title insurance agent.

She represents clients in a broad range of real estate and business ligation matters, including enforcement of commercial leases and other contracts, quiet title, partition, priority and easement disputes, inverse condemnation and disputes among entity members. Jennifer also represents private and commercial lenders, including banks and state and federal credit unions in commercial and construction loan transactions, loan modifications and work-outs.

Her corporate, partnership and LLC practice involves advising entities and entity members on formation and governance and internal negotiations and disputes. 

Jennifer centers her practice on client service. She strives to build strong client relationships and provide honest and workable approaches to the various opportunities and issues that arise in everyday life. Her knowledge and experience in business transactions serves as an advantage to her clients in litigation matters, and her experience in litigation matters keeps Jennifer aware of recent trends and pitfalls to avoid on the transactional side of her practice.

  • Represented seller in $8 million sale of business assets to an international company.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition and assemblage of more than 8,000 acres of real property for development and conservation.
  • Represented state agency in acquisition of more than 5,618 acres of land and in creation of two Heritage Preserves for the benefit of the State and the public, including preservation of the habitat of an endangered species.
  • General outside counsel to family owned business, owning and operating more than 90 automobile maintenance and repair shops nationwide.
  • General outside counsel to business developer with more than 30 years’ experience and multiple holdings.
  • Acted as local counsel for various multi-state acquisition and lending transactions.
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Erskine College, B.A., 2000
  • South Carolina Bar, 2004
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2005

Professional or Industry Involvement

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Midlands Legal Elite, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2020