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Simpson Z. Fant


Simpson Fant has represented owners and developers in the development, finance and refinance of more than170 multifamily housing, assisted-living and nursing home projects throughout the Southeast with approximately $1.6 billion in HUD/FHA insured loans (Section 207,231,232, 221(d)(3 &4) and 223(f) programs). He also represents owners in all aspects of the development, construction and financing of projects utilizing Section 42 low-income housing tax credits.

Additionally, Simpson advises clients locating to South Carolina on real estate matters relating to economic development projects, such as acquiring or leasing production sites, structuring complex leaseback arrangements with developers, negotiating construction, architectural and engineering contracts, and project financing matters.

While at the University of South Carolina, Simpson was the student works editor of the South Carolina Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he was a municipal bond and government securities trader and a commercial loan officer with a leading South Carolina bank.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 0 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Representative Experience

  • Represented the owner in the portfolio refinance closings of 19 nursing homes located in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia utilizing loans insured under HUD’s 221(a)(7) program.
  • Successfully closed more than $285 million in HUD-insured financings in 2012.
  • Represented a German company locating in South Carolina with its $530 million investment in the construction of a manufacturing facility in the South Carolina Upstate.

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Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in South Carolina Real Estate Law, 2013-2017
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, 2011-2018
  • Columbia Business Monthly magazine’s, “Legal Elite,” Real Estate, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Commercial Real Estate; Commercial Transactions; Housing and Urban Development; Real Estate; Real Property
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Barristers (Moot Court)
  • Phi Beta Kappa