Lana H. Sims IV

Associate  |  Greenville

Meet Lana

Lana Sims' practice focuses on commercial real estate and financial transactions, as well as title insurance claims and real estate litigation.

In his transactional practice, Lana represents developers and property owners in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of commercial properties. He also represents commercial lenders in the areas of real estate, construction and asset-based lending. He provides counsel to local and regional businesses for a range of transactional needs, including corporate matters, lending transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, real property and leasing and general business counsel.

Apart from his transactional practice, Lana has experience representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including real property disputes, title insurance claims, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, tax sale matters, mortgage foreclosures, debt collection and general commercial litigation. He draws from his real estate and banking litigation experience in helping developers, lenders, property owners and businesses protect themselves against real estate and commercial disputes down the road.


  • •  Representing developers in the acquisition and financing of retail, office, multi-family and mixed-use projects around the state
  • •  Preparing and negotiating commercial leases for developers and real estate investment trusts or funds for a wide variety of retail and office projects
  • •  Assisting developers to resolve issues relating to access, utilities, encroachments, zoning and annexation through the negotiation of easements and other agreements
  • •  Representing a nationwide mortgage servicer in resolving tax sale and real property disputes across the state
  • •  Filing petitions on behalf of developers to close public roads in connection with projects in multiple counties
  • University of South Carolina, J.D. 2012
  • Davidson College, B.A. 2008
  • South Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2013
Honors and Awards
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Commercial Real Estate 2018
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, Student Member
  • Dean’s List
  • CALI Award - Commercial Real Estate Transactions, and Construction Law and Litigation
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Pendleton Place, Board of Directors (2018-Present)
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 44 (2017-2018)
  • Davidson College, Greenville Alumni Chapter President
  • Christ Church Episcopal, Young Adult Council
  • Greenville Chamber, PULSE Pace Setters Class of 2016
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar 
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2015
  • United Way of the Midlands, Young Leaders Society Steering Committee (2013-2015)
  • American Heart Association, Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team (2014-2015)
  • Soteria Community Development Corp., former Board Member

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