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Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Drew English, the newest member of the firm’s Corporate Services Practice Group.

English has more than 25 years in commercial real estate acquisition and development, commercial lending, and corporate transactions, representing developers, investors, lenders, and growing businesses throughout South Carolina and neighboring states.

“We are honored to welcome Drew to Adams and Reese. He is a skilled negotiator and experienced business lawyer who has been an integral legal resource for his clients’ commercial real estate projects for more than 25 years,” said Bill McElveen, Adams and Reese Corporate Services Practice Group Leader and Columbia Partner.

“We are excited to integrate Drew’s transactions practice, as commercial real estate law is a targeted practice area for the growth of Adams and Reese. It is in high demand by our corporate clients who desire to further their operational interests and need assistance in guiding them through jurisdictional regulations and evolving market trends that impact commercial property investments.”

Best Lawyers in America® has recognized English since 2015 in Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law. He has been ranked by clients and peers among the “Legal Elite of the Midlands” and received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Within his commercial real estate practice, English assists commercial real estate clients in property acquisition, leasing, permitting and entitlements, development agreements, permanent loan facilities and refinancings, and dispositions. English’s representation spans the Southeast as he serves as legal counsel to regional commercial developers in the acquisition and development of real property for commercial shopping centers anchored by major national retailers throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. 

English maintains a corporate transactions practice, negotiating and drafting joint venture agreements, operating agreements and shareholder agreements for limited liability companies and corporations.

His practice also extends to forestry, serving as counsel to a timber investment management organization (TIMO) in the acquisition, management, and divestiture of timber assets throughout the Southeast.

English graduated from Wofford College (1995) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (1998).