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D. Sean Faulkner

Partner

Poinsett Plaza
104 South Main Street
Suite 900
Greenville, SC 29601
sean.faulkner@nelsonmullins.com

Sean Faulkner is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Greenville office. He focuses a majority of his practice in real estate matters, including the sale, purchase, lease, development, and financing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. He also focuses a portion of his practice on commercial collection and foreclosure matters.

Sean Faulkner is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Greenville office. He focuses a majority of his practice in real estate matters, including the sale, purchase, lease, development, and financing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. He also focuses a portion of his practice on commercial collection and foreclosure matters.

Sean Faulkner is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Greenville office. He focuses a majority of his practice in real estate matters, including the sale, purchase, lease, development, and financing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. He also focuses a portion of his practice on commercial collection and foreclosure matters.

Experience

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Experience

  • Title insurance agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company and represents sellers, purchasers, lenders, and developers
  • Experienced in litigation and dispute resolution involving real estate matters, commercial collections, and mortgage loan defaults
  • Serves as outside counsel for lending institutions in the Upstate
  • Works with clients including lenders and developers in various capacities, such as closing transactions, negotiating leases, and structuring, closing, and enforcing loans and workouts
  • Has been involved with various land use and government approval processes ranging from HUD Interstate Land Sales to local planning and zoning
  • Works with Firm lawyers on environmental, foreclosure, economic development, land use, and bankruptcy matters
  • Has performed quiet title actions, title insurance claims defense, been involved in negotiations involving tax credit based transactions, asset-based lending, loan participations, and transactions involving fee in lieu of tax, like-kind exchanges, and sale-lease back arrangements

Representative Matters

  • Independence National Bank v. Buncombe Professional Park, LLC, et. al., Op. No. 27499 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed February 25, 2015) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 8 at 20) (In its decision, the Supreme Court held that the Bank was entitled to a first priority mortgage lien because knowledge through an agent is constructive knowledge not actual; therefore, the Bank was entitled to have its mortgage equitably subrogated to the guarantor's prior recorded mortgage.)

Previous Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of General Counsel 

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1995)
  • Lander University, BS, cum laude (1991)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Larry R. Patterson, South Carolina Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar Association
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