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    The Plaza at Belfair
    4 Clarks Summit Drive
    Suite 200 | Bluffton, SC 29910-4993
    843.815.2171  Main | 843.815.5991  Fax
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    100 Calhoun Street
    Suite 400 | Charleston, SC 29401
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    Suite 2610 | Charlotte, NC 28280
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    Shelter Cove Executive Park
    23-B Shelter Cove Lane
    Suite 400 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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    Founders Centre
    2411 Oak Street
    Suite 206 | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Walter J. Nester III


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
Janet Symons
843.341.4990 Direct


Walter Nester is the Managing Shareholder of the Beaufort County Unit of the McNair Law Firm, which is comprised of offices in Hilton Head and Bluffton.  Walter's practice involves commercial business and real estate development and financing, including municipal, zoning, and condominium law, representing owners and developers before municipal boards, commissions and councils, and commercial leasing.  Walter has extensive experience managing complex zoning and development issues with government boards, agencies and municipalities. In connection with this work, Walter's practice also involves formation of business ownership entities, as well as representation of lenders and borrowers for commercial and development loans, loan workouts and loan acquisition.  Walter serves as general counsel to various large planned and club community owners' associations and has considerable experience in the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of covenants and restrictions and applicable governing documents.  A Connecticut native, Walter is a graduate civil engineer and former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

  • Negotiation and drafting of Development Agreement and Master Plan for national retail outlet center involving first LEED certified commercial renovation project in Beaufort County
  • General counsel to numerous community owners' associations
  • Acquisition and financing of resort, resort operations, boat fleet and assets, including property, two golf courses, equestrian and other amenities and property
  • Purchase and sale of various private utility companies
  • Acquisition and construction financing for commercial condominium development on Hilton Head Island
  • Acquisition, financing and development of 140 acre parcel, Jasper County, SC, for commercial development
  • Acquisition and financing of membership interests in the developer entity involving 130 acres unimproved real estate and development rights and agreements
  • Acquisition and financing for the renovation of a shopping center on Hilton Head Island
  • Board of Directors, Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
  • Board of Directors, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Town of Bluffton Don Ryan Center for Innovation
  • Member-Rotary Club of Bluffton 
  • Board of Trustees May River Montessori
  • Legal Counsel to Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors
  • Legal Counsel to Mitchelville Preservation Project Board of Directions 
  • Legal Counsel to Historic Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival Board of Directors
  • South Carolina Fee Resolution Dispute Board Member