Maurie Lawrence member

Maurie enjoys working as a strategic partner with a diverse set of clients on sophisticated real estate transactions. She represents private companies across many industries, including manufacturing, health care, and transportation. She also represents significant non-profits and governmental entities.

Maurie primarily works on large-scale mergers and acquisitions and significant leasing projects including ground leases and build-to-suit leases. She enjoys working on emerging real property legal matters such as solar farms and the evolution of brownfield developments. Maurie incorporates into her practice work with sustainable real estate practices, including green leasing, land preservation and conservation easements.

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2003, J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
2000, Diploma, Urban Policy University of Glasgow
1998, B.A. Smith College, with high honors
  • Represent developers of horizontal and vertical mixed-use development projects, involving complex financing, joint venture arrangements, and a myriad of development, financing and zoning issues
  • Represent companies in the acquisition and disposition of industrial properties, involving complex financing, joint venture arrangements, and a myriad of development, financing, tax credit and zoning issues
  • Represent companies in real property matters involved in mergers and acquisitions including a $165 million acquisition for a maufacturing client
  • Represent companies in managing and reviewing due diligence matters involved in considering the acquisition, disposition or leasing of real property
  • Represent companies in the development of corporate parks and headquarter locations
  • Represent companies in negotiating and obtaining economic incentives including fee-in-lieu of tax agreements
  • Represent non-profits in the acquisition of green space, development of a nature park and acquisition of land for conservation easements
2003-Present Wyche, P.A.
  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • Chair, Wyche Executive Committee
  • Board Member, Clement's Kindness Advisory Board, 2017
  • Greenville Health System Medical Scholars Program, Fall 2016
  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Clemson's Master of Real Estate Development Program for "Law for Real Estate Professionals", 2015-Present
  • President, City of Greenville Public Facilities Corporation, 2014-Present
  • CREW Upstate South Carolina (Commercial Real Estate Women), President, 2010–11; Chair, Steering Committee to launch CREW Upstate, 2009–10; Board Member, 2009-2015
  • Member, Greenville Health System's Children's Hospital Advancement Council, 2013-Present
  • Chair, Children's Garden, Cancer Survivor's Park, 2013-Present
  • Board Member, Culinary Partners, Inc. 2014-Present
  • Furman University's Diversity Leadership Institute Graduate, 2013
  • Lex Mundi Institute, Cross-Border Transactions Program, 2011
  • Sterling School, School Improvement Council Committee Member, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • Campaign to benefit nurses at the Children's Hospital, Greenville Hospital System – Philanthropy and Partnership; raised over $100,000, Volunteer, 2008-2009
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 2004-Present; SC Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee, 2004
  • Urban Land Institute, Member, 2007-Present; Graduate of ULI's Sustainable Leadership Institute
  • Leadership Greenville Class 36, 2009-2010
  • YWCA of Greenville, Board of Directors Member, 2004–10; Executive Committee, 2007–2010; President, 2009–2010
  • CureSearch/National Childhood Cancer Foundation, Legislative Advocate, 2007–2008
  • Furman University Connections Leadership Program, 2007
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member, 2007-Present
  • Women's Empowerment Center, Steering Committee Member, 2006-2007
  • United Way of Greenville, Helping Youth Succeed Impact Council Member, 2004–2007
  • Moderator, 100 Percent, A Panel Discussion on engaging 100% of our talents in the workforce presented by Wyche, January 2015
  • Environmental Matters blog
  • Moderator CREW/Clemson Panel on "Trends in Real Estate Development," September 2014
  • Speaker at "A Bad Actor Can Cost Your Real Estate Deal," May-June 2014 with SynTerra
  • Moderator, Carolina Connection conference for commercial real estate professionals in Greenville, SC on a panel entitled "Stand By Me: A Discussion on Mentoring," May 2013
  • Guest Columnist, "Educating Girls Works," The Greenville News, October 2013
  • Summary of Considerations for Allocating Environmental Liabilities in Transactions, Co-Author, October 2012
  • Sample Buyer’s Environmental Due Diligence Checklist, Co-Author, October 2012
  • Wyche Roundtable on "Managing Environmental Risks in Business Transactions," Presenter, September 2012
  • Speaker at the Carolina Connection conference for commercial real estate professionals in Raleigh, NC, on a panel entitled "What can CREW do for you?," April 2011
  • Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, co-author of Section XII: Real Estate
2015 Named "The Closer," an outstanding dealmaker, by Upstate Business Journal 
2013 -Present Recognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2012 -Present Listed in Chambers USA
2013 Named a YWCA "Woman of Achievement"
2012 -Present Named a "Rising Star" by South Carolina Super Lawyers
2012 Received "CREW Champion Award," a discretionary award given by the Board of CREW Upstate to one member per year who embodies the spirit of CREW
2011 Named one of South Carolina's ten "Emerging Legal Leaders" by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
2010 Named one of Greenville's "Best and Brightest 35 and Under" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2010 Graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 36