- Real Estate Law
- Banking and Finance
- Economic Development
- Real Estate
- Financial Services
|University ||University of South Carolina, B.A., 1977; University of South Carolina, M.B.A., 1981|
|Law School||University of South Carolina, J.D., 1982|
|Admitted||1982, South Carolina; United States District Court, District of South Carolina; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit|
Civic & Professional MembershipsSouth Carolina Bar Association - Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Section
•South Carolina Bar Association - Real Estate Section
•South Carolina Economic Developers Association
•Ten at the Top - Co-Chair of Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Vitality Committee
•Greenville County Human Relations Commission - Former Commissioner (District 22)
•Legal Services Agency of Western Carolina - Former Chairman and Board Member
•Leadership Greenville Foundation - Former Board Member
•Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce - Former Board Member
•Opportunity Greenville - Former Chairman and Board Member
•Greenville Jaycees - Former Chairman and Board Member
•South Carolina Jaycees - Former State Secretary
When Jim describes his practice, he uses the acronym OPM which stands for other people's money. Whether through lender financing, tax incentives, credits, grants or capital contributions, Jim assists his clients in accessing OPM to achieve their business goals.
Jim practices primarily in the areas of financial services, economic development and real estate. With over three decades of experience, Jim has an extensive background in economic incentives; commercial and industrial real estate; and commercial transactions, including sales, commercial paper and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code. He is also well-versed in SBA lender representation (representing lenders in over 270 SBA loan closings); mortgage and asset-based lending; and financial services operations, compliance and liability.
One of Jim's most significant professional achievements was leading a team of lawyers who structured and implemented the economic development package for a $100 million public-private multi-use development in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Recognitions•Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent
•Listed in South CarolinaSuper Lawyers since 2009
•Listed inThe Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law since 2011 and for Corporate Law since 2013
•Graduate of Leadership South Carolina
•Graduate of Leadership Greenville
Jim has recently:Served as lender's counsel on several tax-exempt loans to non-profit entities.
•Closed a HUD-insured nursing home loan secured by a facility in Greenville, South Carolina and a line of credit secured by assets located at multiple facilities in South Carolina and Georgia for one of his healthcare clients.
•Obtained economic development incentives with a value in excess of $7 million for a manufacturing client expanding its existing operations in South Carolina.
•Handled the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in South Carolina and, at the same time, obtained economic development incentives totaling more than $10 million for a manufacturing client.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Outside of work, one of Jim's favorite activities is joining his wife and 80,000 of his closest friends for University of South Carolina football games (Jim and his wife have attended over 250 games in Columbia, 14 bowl games and more than 40 away games). At the other end of the spectrum, another of Jim's favorite activities is hiking solo the trails at Table Rock Mountain and Pinnacle Mountain. Jim feels blessed to live on Odle Mountain at the edge of the Blue Ridge mountain range and he takes the opportunity to experience the beauty of his neighborhood whenever he can.
Speaking & Writing
Related NewsJim Price to Receive Leadership in Law Award
February 26, 2013
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013Overview
Jim recently made a presentation on Small Business Financing at an economic development seminar. He has made presentations on economic incentives to the Piedmont Chapter of the SCACPA and the local chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association and on SBA Loan Programs to the SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jim authored two sections of the Mortgages chapter in South Carolina Jurisprudence (see vol. 27, pp. 200-207, 306-319.
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