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Neil C. Robinson


  • (T) 843.720.1723
  • (F) 843.414.8216

Neil Robinson is a highly regarded real estate attorney who has earned great respect for his professional abilities, comprehensive understanding of the law, and dedication to the community.  He’s built a career based on hard work and diligence and has established a track-record rooted in going above and beyond to protect the interests of his clients. 

A Broad Depth of Experience in a Wide Range of Issues

Neil’s extensive practice experience is focused on complex real estate transactions; administrative law, including permitting, zoning and land sales registrations, and development agreements; and industrial, commercial, mixed use, planned community, brownfields, and resort real estate development.

With a reputation for his keen negotiation and communications skills, Neil is frequently retained to develop and/or interpret contractual relationships, most often in the area of complex real estate development. 


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
  • Clemson University, B.S., 1966
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Governor’s Quality Task Force
  • South Carolina Education Oversight Committee - Chairman
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Clemson University Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Clemson University, Board of Visitors
  • Clemson Real Estate Development Foundation, Board of Trustees - Founding Member
  • MUSC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Board Vice Chair
  • Urban Land Institute, Recreational Development Council
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - President 
  • South Carolina Tourism Council - Past President; Past Vice President
  • Charleston Education Network - Founder; Past President
  • Clemson Advancement Foundation - President
  • Clemson University, Humanities Board
  • Hibernian Society - President
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • College of Charleston, Advisory Board
  • American Judicature Society
  • American Resort and Residential Development Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Coastal Properties Institute - President
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award, Clemson University Alumni Association's Highest Honor
  • Order of the Palmetto - Awarded by Former Governor David Beasley
  • Recognized by Chambers USA in South Carolina in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law since 1995
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated

An Equal Commitment to His Practice and His Community

When he’s not at the deal table working on behalf of his clients, Neil spends his time championing improvements in South Carolina’s public education system.   In 1996, he founded the Charleston Education Network, an advocacy group of business leaders committed to promoting better educational opportunities for all children.

Neil is actively involved in the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee as a business appointee of Senator Glenn McConnell.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson University Foundation, a founding trustee of the Clemson Real Estate Development Foundation, and a member of the Board of Visitors for Clemson University. 

Neil is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Clemson University Alumni Association’s highest honor, and has earned a range of other significant achievements throughout his career.

Neil is a retired corporal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.  He is a former public defender for Richland County and began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Charles E. Simons, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. 


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