L. Foster Girard

Shareholder  |  Columbia

Meet Foster

Foster Girard concentrates on corporate finance and commercial transactions at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd.

Foster’s practice is rooted in real estate matters, where he represents buyers, sellers and developers, and serves as lender’s counsel. He handles a variety of real estate purchases and sales, and is well-versed in easement and land dispute matters.

He also advises on a number of financing documents and commercial contracts involving goods (including under Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code), services and commercial real estate, and works to find practical legal solutions to achieve his client companies’ business objectives. These solutions include general corporate matters, including choice of entity, entity formation and governance documents.

In the past, he assisted on private placement offerings and on bank acquisitions.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2009
  • The Citadel, B.S., 2006
  • South Carolina, 2009
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" Business/Corporate 2019 and Business Litigation 2018
  • Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Commercial Real Estate Law (2018-2019)
  • Columbia Business Monthly's "Best & Brightest 35 and Under" 2017
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Recipient of The Citadel's Mark W. Clark Honor Committee Award
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division Community Law Week Co-Chair (2010-2013) and Fifth Circuit Representative (2013-2016)
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2014
Presentations and Publications
  • Coronavirus Supply Disruption Checklist,” HSB Blog, March 17, 2020
  • "Contract Review and Drafting," SC Bar Transactional/Corporate Law Essentials, June 8, 2018
  • "Who Runs this Place Anyway? Considering Corporate Governance Documents," HSB 2015 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series