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Managing Partner
Focus: Real Estate Transactions & Development
fnewby@newbylaw.com
843.449.9417

With over 40 years in private practice, Fred Newby has divided his work between representation of individuals and businesses, in both litigation and transactional matters.  His litigation experience extends from personal injury to complex commercial litigation.  Mr. Newby's transactional experience includes structuring and acquisition of businesses, commercial real estate sales, real estate development and individual residential real estate matters.

Current Highlights Include...
2019
Prime Commercial Development
Represented the Seller in the sale of 13 prime development lots, including 3 oceanfront lots
2018, 2019
Retail Business Negotiations
Representation of retail business in negotiation of a lease with option to purchase an 8,500 sq. ft. retail building; negotiation of lease and Purchase & Sale Agreement of a 35,000 sq. ft. retail building.
2019
$8.5 Million Hotel Loan
Representation of a commercial bank in documentation of $8,500,000.00 hotel loan
2018
Oceanfront Hotel
Represented developer in the rezoning of property and development of 21 story 240 unit oceanfront hotel
2017-2019
Condominium Projects
Ongoing representation of developer of three condominium projects: 45 unit oceanfront, 25 unit Ocean Blvd. project, 53 unit suburban project
2014-2018
Franchised Food Operations
Ongoing representation of owners and operators of numerous national franchised food operations, including lease negotiations in various settings.
2014-2015
Golf Courses
Represented the purchasers of 22 eighteen-hole golf courses over the span of several years, including the negotiation of purchase agreements and closing of the purchases.
2012
Retail Malls
Representation of purchasers and operators of 600,000 sq. ft. in three retail mall buildings on 52 acres of land.
Education
Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina, 1974
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina, 1971
Lectures
"Implications of the South Carolina Beachfront Management Act"
"A Review of Contract Documents in Construction Projects"
Jurisdictions
South Carolina, 1974
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1975
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Professional Memberships
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Horry County Bar Association
Community Involvement
Adjunct Professor of International Studies - Coastal Carolina University (1990 - 2005)
Board Member and President of the Pawleys Island Festival of Art and Music
Prior Member - Legislative Policy Council, Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Past President - Myrtle Beach Sister Cities Committee
Chairman - Myrtle Beach Correct Count Committee - 2000 Census
Education
Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina, 1974
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina, 1971
Jurisdictions
South Carolina, 1974
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1975
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Lectures
"Implications of the South Carolina Beachfront Management Act"
"A Review of Contract Documents in Construction Projects"
Professional Memberships
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Horry County Bar Association
Community Involvement
Adjunct Professor of International Studies - Coastal Carolina University (1990 - 2005)
Board Member and President of the Pawleys Island Festival of Art and Music
Prior Member - Legislative Policy Council, Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Past President - Myrtle Beach Sister Cities Committee
Chairman - Myrtle Beach Correct Count Committee - 2000 Census