James (Jim) I. Warren III, Member


Jim heads up our firm's Commercial Real Estate and Economic Incentives Practice Groups. He represents developers, public and private companies, lenders and investors in a wide variety of sophisticated real estate transactions, including the development, acquisition, disposition and tax-deferred exchange and contribution of properties, as well as build-to-suit and other leases for retail, commercial and industrial projects. Jim also advises and helps clients structure and obtain various state and local economic incentives in connection with the development or expansion of projects.

In the News

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private developer in connection with all aspects of the development and construction of a LEED certified multi-story office building located on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research located in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Represented a large publicly traded company in the development of a master planned corporate campus
  • Performed economic incentive work for an out-state manufacturer in connection with a project investment in excess of $100 million.

Professional Background

1996-Present Wyche, P.A.
1991–96 Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, Georgia

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar, 1997
  • Georgia Bar, 1991

Professional and Community Activities

  • South Carolina State Ethics Commission, Commissioner, 2014
  • Carolina Ballet Theatre, Board Member, 2014
  • Greenville County Bar Association: formerly served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, head of Law Week committee and editor of Greenville County Bar Association newsletter
  • Graduate of the ULI South Carolina Sustainable Leadership Institute, Class of 2008-2009

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, "The Commercial Real Estate Market is Alive & Kicking! Are You Prepared?," SC Bar CLE Seminar, November 2012 
  • Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate in South Carolina, author of "Commercial Leasing" chapter
  • Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, co-author of Section XII:  Real Estate

Contact Jim

Office:Greenville Office

44 East Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601



1991, J.D.Vanderbilt University Law School
1984, A.B.Duke University, summa cum laude

Honors and Awards

2012Named 2013 Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" for Greenville by Best Lawyers In America
2012 - PresentRecognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2011 - PresentListed in Chambers USA
2011 - 2013Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers
2005 -
Listed in Best Lawyers In America
2008 -
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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