Morton & Gettys, LLC
Josh’s practice concentrates on commercial real estate and development and real estate finance. A veteran attorney, he has the experience to shepherd projects from conception to completion, including land acquisition, financing (representing lenders and borrowers), commercial leasing and regulatory and administrative approvals.
His practice also includes corporate formation and transactional law. He has advised businesses in creating holding companies, and he has represented firms on both sides of mergers and acquisitions.
Josh has served as lead counsel in hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of projects, helping developers, owners, and investors secure land needed for hotels, private schools, college housing, retail stores, restaurants and more. He has helped landlords negotiate leases with big-box retailers, banks and hospital systems. He has also represented tenants in shopping center leases throughout South Carolina.
Additionally, Joshua has experience in land use and zoning law, helping clients obtain government approvals often necessary before projects can begin. These include easements, rezoning and variances. He also assists clients with utility agreements as well as development agreements with municipalities and other government entities.
Joshua is active with community organizations as well, including the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the Winthrop University Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors, and he served on the York County Capital Project Sales and Use Tax Commission, also known as Pennies for Progress Program, as the Rock Hill delegate from 2010 to 2011.
Josh and his wife, Bailey live in Rock Hill with their son, Henry and daughter, Sutton.