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    The Plaza at Belfair
    4 Clarks Summit Drive
    Suite 200 | Bluffton, SC 29910-4993
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    Shelter Cove Executive Park
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    Suite 400 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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    Suite 206 | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Cary S. Griffin


843.785.2171 Direct
843.686.5991 Fax
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Hilton Head Is., SC Office
23-B Shelter Cove Lane
Suite 400
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.785.2171 Main
843.686.5991 Fax
Bluffton, SC Office
4 Clarks Summit Drive
Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29910-4993
843.815.2171 Main
843.815.5991 Fax
Karen Paige
843.341.4959 Direct


Cary Griffin's general practice has certain emphasis in real estate, condominium and planned unit development project documentation and residential/commercial real estate. In addition to real estate, Cary works regularly on general corporate and business matters, as well as public service district matters.  He has served as counsel for various retail, residential and resort developments throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry since the late mid-70s. Cary has drafted hundreds of condominium and other project documents for various clients in South Carolina and Georgia.

Since Cary has been practicing on Hilton Head Island since 1974, the growth of the Lowcountry has resulted in real estate developments being on the cutting edge insofar as legal and real estate documentation is concerned. Therefore, Cary has been able to expand the horizon of the documentation to include, not only the normal residential and commercial properties, but mixed use retail centers, continuing care condominium communities, a significant number of fractional interest projects, office condominium projects, and dockominiums, or boat slip condominiums.

Cary is a member of various Bar Associations and has served both as Chairman and House Delegate to the South Carolina Bar's Real Estate Practices Section. He has been a frequent lecturer on various real estate topics for the South Carolina Bar and other groups for the past 30 years.

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Greenwood Development Corporation
  • Trustee, Council of Trustees, Celebrity Golf Foundation
  • Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Broad Creek P.S.D. since 1974
  • Local Counsel, Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors
  • Corporate Secretary/ Outside Counsel, Dunes Marketing Group since 1976
  • Corporate Secretary/ Outside Counsel, Big Canoe Company since 1987
  • Former member, Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce
  • Former member/ Officer, Hilton Head Island Jaycees
  • Member/ Director, National Land Council 
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America© (2007-2019)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law - Hilton Head Island/Savannah (2016)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
  • Drafted first office condominium project on Hilton Head Island
  • Drafted first continuing care condo project documents in S.C.
  • Productive and varied condominium drafting practice in S.C.
  • Handle complex real estate transaction involving national buyers or tenants with sophisticated in-house counsel or outside counsel on other side 

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.