Columbia, SC Lawyer with Real-World Experience

Dick Unger has more than 45 years of experience representing private, public and institutional developers, purchasers, equity investors and lenders. He counsels clients in the development, acquisition, financing, operation, sale and leasing of all forms of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, with a particular emphasis on the resort development industry. In addition, he is a frequent speaker and author on real estate development topics.

  • Land acquisition, development, financing and operation of resort and mixed-use properties in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
  • Structuring and formation of homeowners’ associations and governing documents for numerous communities throughout South Carolina.
  • Structuring and formation of investment entities.
  • Negotiating marketing, management, franchise, development, construction and design agreements.
  • Structuring, timeshare registration, development, marketing and closing of whole and fractional residential ownership products, rental management programs and resort clubs.
  • Structuring, development, financing and marketing of equestrian, golf and marina developments.
  • Registering residential and resort communities and condominiums with the Office of Interstate Land Sales (OILS) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state regulatory agencies.
  • Obtaining securities commission exemptions for resort clubs.
  • Negotiating commercial leases and shopping center transactions.
  • Financing, development and operation of hotels and related hospitality industry facilities.
  • Obtaining state and local zoning and land use regulatory approvals.

Professional Accomplishments

Chicago Title Annual Claims & Underwriting Seminar

November 09, 2017

Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s 2017 Fall Convention

October 13, 2017

S.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Division

February 21, 2017

First-of-Its-Kind Resource for Legal and Business Community to serve as coursebook for South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar

February 20, 2017

October 15, 2015

March 20, 2013

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Hotel and Resort Development; Commercial Development; Residential Development; Zoning Law; Contested Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Planning; Business Organization
  • Investors Title Insurance Company, Agent in Good Standing, 2016
  • Palmetto Land Title Association J. Lee McDonald Award
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member; Executive Committee, Past Member
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Former Delegate; Fifth Judicial Circuit, Former Delegate
  • South Carolina Bar, Real Estate Section
  • Wounded In Action Family Foundation, Board of Directors Founding Member
  • Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA), Past Director
  • Coastal Carolina National Bank, Advisory Board Member
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®, Commercial Investment Division
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Association Institute
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia
  • Home Builders Association of South Carolina
  • National Home Builders Association