Dick Unger

Columbia, SC Lawyer with Real-World Experience

Dick Unger has more than 50 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.

Speaker & Author

He is a frequent speaker and author on real estate development topics. He has experience in:

  • 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 South Carolina 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.
  • Contested Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Planning; Business Organization.
  • Title examination and title insurance claims and disputes.
“They are the best when it comes to closing, everything is taken care of for you all the paperwork and they explain all of it, to make sure you understand it. The extra touches they put into making your closing a memorable moment you won’t forget is wonderful”
-Isaac Romey

Professional Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

Media Mentions


Honors & Awards

  • 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
  • Palmetto Land Title Association J. Lee McDonald Award


  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member; Former Member of the 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 and Probate & Estate Planning Secton
  • Wounded In Action Family Foundation, Board of Directors Founding Member
  • Palmetto Land Title Association (PLTA), Past Director
  • Coastal Carolina National Bank, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®, Commercial Investment Division Former Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Former Member of
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Former Member
  • Community Association Institute, Former Member of
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia
  • Home Builders Association of South Carolina
  • National Home Builders Association

Get In Touch

700 Huger Street, Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 400-8600


406-A East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 999-2030


925 E. Main St., Unit A
Lexington, SC 29072-4202
(803) 808-0100


708 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 3
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 310-3957


189 S. Converse Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 597-0300


485 Chapin Road, Suite B
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 932-6003


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