William R. Stroud recognized in “2022 Power List – Real Estate Attorneys”


William R. Stroud, esq., the lead attorney of Riley Pope & Laney, LLC’s Charleston office and a member of the law firm’s dynamic real estate and transactional law team, has been named by SCBIZ News to the magazine’s new “Power List – Real Estate Attorneys.” Link here: Power List - Real Estate Attorneys.

His practice at RPL focuses on commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, and commercial real estate development. He provides clients dirt-to-divestiture representation and is capable of handling various phases of the real estate development process. He also represents lenders in commercial lending transactions and advises clients in various business matters including entity formation, corporate governance, and related commercial contracts

In addition to real estate, William and the other attorneys at RPL counsel clients on a variety of business matters, including formation, corporate governance, mergers, and everything in between. The firm’s attorneys provide closing and advisory services related to all types of conventional financings as well as financing leases and government backed or issued loans. RPL also offers client-focused legal service in all areas of residential real estate, including real estate closings, contract negotiations, title services, coordination of surveys, tax-free exchanges, flood, and zoning certifications, and more.

RPL is a full-service law firm.  Attorneys and staff have spent over twenty years working for numerous national and state clients across South Carolina and North Carolina in all aspects of default servicing, from title curative resolutions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, loss mitigation, litigation, and bankruptcy through eviction, and REO closings. RPL’s skilled litigation team will work relentlessly to resolve any case, with experience in insurance defense, commercial litigation, title and foreclosure disputes, employment litigation and governmental defense. The firm’s government relations group also provides strategic counsel and legislative representation for clients before the South Carolina General Assembly, Governor’s office, state agencies and local governments

SC Biz News bills itself as the market leader in business publishing in South Carolina. It publishes print and digital business news in the three major metro areas of the state: the Lowcountry (Charleston Regional Business Journal), the Midlands (Columbia Regional Business Report) and the Upstate (GSA Business Report).

Here is a link to the full magazine: https://scbiznews.com/scbiz-magazine/ .

RPL Welcomes William R. Stroud and Clara H. Mintz to our Charleston location


Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC, a corporate and real estate law firm, is announcing that they have hired Clara H. Mintz Esq. and William Stroud, Esq., as attorneys in the transactional and commercial real estate group in the Charleston, South Carolina office. Ms. Mintz’s focus is on transactional residential and commercial real estate including sale, purchase, leasing and refinance.  She is a 2020 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law. Mr. Stroud manages the firm’s Charleston office and focuses on commercial real estate including leasing and development. He graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2017 and was recently recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning 2021-22.

Firm Managing Partner T. Lowndes Pope noted, “We are excited about the addition of Clara and William to our growing service offerings and adding them along with excellent paralegal support. It positions our Charleston office for growth”. For more information on Ms. Mintz and Mr. Stroud, please go to www.rplfirm.com .



Riley Pope & Laney, LLC, a corporate and real estate law firm, is announcing that they have hired Lucas Fautua as an attorney in the third- party creditors' rights practice group. Mr. Fautua will be working in the firm's Columbia, SC office. A resident of Columbia, Mr. Fautua most recently served as a clerk to the Hon. David R. Duncan, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina where he received accolades for his contribution. Firm Managing Partner T. Lowndes Pope noted, "We are excited about the addition of Lucas to the bankruptcy practice of the firm". Having been in the representation of lenders, investors, and mortgage servicers for over 20 years, the firm continues to expand its representation across its regional footprint. Mr. Fautua is licensed in South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. For more information regarding Lucas Fautua, Riley Pope & Laney, LLC, and their services in North Carolina and South Carolina, please go to www.rplfirm.com.