Josh Lonon special counsel

Josh enjoys the challenges of driving sophisticated real estate transactions to and through closing. He represents companies in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of a broad range of commercial properties, including multi-family, industrial, and retail. Josh also has extensive experience with title insurance companies, both as outside and in-house counsel, giving him keen insight into solving complex title and title insurance issues.

In law school, Josh served as both Managing Editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and was a nationally competing member of the Moot Court Bar. He later served as judicial law clerk for the Hon. G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., of South Carolina’s Fifth Judicial Circuit. Throughout his career, Josh has been a regular seminar presenter to attorneys, brokers, lenders, and developers on the latest in real estate and related law.

Josh lives with his wife and two sons in his hometown of Spartanburg, where he is heavily engaged in the community, as well as his profession. He has served on and led numerous non-profit boards, chairs the City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning and Appeals and serves as an officer on the South Carolina Bar Real Estate Practices Council. Josh is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy and of Leadership Spartanburg, and is a Regional Fellow of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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2003, J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law, National ABA Moot Court Competition Team; Managing Editor, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal
1999, B.A. University of South Carolina
2017 Wyche, P.A.
2013-2017 Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman, Spartanburg, SC
2007-2013 Lawrence, Lonon & Rudasill Spartanburg, SC 
2006-2007 Odom, Terry & Cantrell/Spartan Title & Escrow Co., Spartanburg, SC
2005-2006 Investors Title Insurance Company, Columbia, SC
2003-2004 Law Clerk, Hon. G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Fifth Judicial Circuit, Columbia, SC
  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • United Stated District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2004
  • South Carolina Bar, Secretary, Real Estate Practices Section (Present); South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy (Present- Class of 2017); Young Lawyers Division -Fifth Circuit Representative (2005); Seventh Circuit Representative (2006); Chair, Publications Committee; Member, Long Range Planning Committee; ABA Mid-year meeting SCYLD representative (San Francisco 2004); ABA Mid-year meeting SCYLD representative (Chicago 2005); Justice Jam Task Force (2005)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association, Register of Deeds Committee (2010-2011)
  • Neighborhood Association of Fernwood, Inc., President/Chair (2016-Present)
  • City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning and Appeals; Board Member (2012-Present); Chairman (2014-Present) 
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Board Member (2008-2016); Chairman (2013-2015) 
  • Leadership Spartanburg, Class of 2009
  • Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association; Board Member (2009-2014) 
  • Regional Fellows Leadership Program, Program of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Class of 2014
  • Rotary International of Spartanburg, Member (2008-Present), Paul Harris Fellow
  • Christmas in Action • Spartanburg; Board Member (2008-2012); Secretary (2012)
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish, NBI (Greenville), February 2016 
  • Real Estate Law for Paralegals, Greenville Technical College Paralegal Program, Fall 2012 
  • Title Workshop:  From Examination to Commitment, NBI (Columbia), November 2011
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence, NBI (Columbia, Charleston), November 2010
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence, NBI (Columbia), November 2009 
  • Title Examination for Paralegals, NBI (Columbia), May 2008
  • Real Estate Transactions Made Painless and Efficient, NBI (Columbia), December 2007 
  • Curing Title Defects, NBI (Columbia), May 2006 
  • Under Writing Survey Matters, Investors Title Ins. Co. Agent Seminar (Hilton Head), October 2006
  • South Carolina Real Estate Title: Identifying Defects and Finding Solutions, NBI (Columbia), October 2005
2017 AV Preeminent® peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
2011 Recipient, Top 20 Producer, First American Title Insurance Co.