Edward M. Hughes focuses his practice in the areas of business law, land use law, real estate development, interstate land sales, banking and creditor's rights and commercial and residential transactions.
Mr. Hughes has been involved in several large real estate developments in the Beaufort County and Jasper County areas, including Hilton Head Plantation, Indigo Run Plantation, Wexford Plantation, Port Royal Plantation and Shipyard Plantation. Most recently, Mr. Hughes was involved in the acquisition and development of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000 acre development in southern Beaufort County, South Carolina and the 5,500 acre Hardeeville Tract, in Jasper County, South Carolina.
He has also been involved in the acquisition and development of several projects in other areas of the country, including Aspen Glen and Coryell Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado; Sagamore in Indianapolis, Indiana; Rose Creek in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; The Traditions Club (Texas A&M) in College Station/Bryan, Texas; and The Georgia Tech Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Hughes is the immediate past-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group for the firm. The Real Estate Practice Group currently consists of 22 attorneys and 10 paralegals.
- Advisory Board member - The Charleston School of Law
- Faculty Member - ALI ABA Seminar on Condominium and PUD Documentation (1985)
- Clemson University, B.A., 1971
- University of South Carolina, J.D., 1974
Bar & Court Admissions
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Beaufort County Bar Association
- Hilton Head Island Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar