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Sharon C. Bramlett

Sharon C. Bramlett

Columbia, South Carolina

Of Counsel

phone 803-765-2935

fax 803-973-0333

Attorney Sharon C. Bramlett

Sharon Bramlett represents clients in commercial transactions involving both real and personal property. Her experience includes the representation of purchasers, sellers and lenders in sales, acquisitions and/or financings for manufacturing facilities, retail space, medical office buildings, shopping centers, gas stations, railroads, manufactured home parks, hotels and many others. Sharon also represents homeowners associations, tenants and landlords and drafts and/or negotiates leases, both commercial and residential. She has been recognized in SCBiz Magazine for her real estate achievements, having received the ranking of No. 2 in the State of South Carolina out of the 28 attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2022 Real Estate Attorneys Power List.

Sharon also practices corporate law and contract law and serves as local counsel in multi-state transactions. Sharon served as a member of the Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, which drafted the State Report on Opinion Practice in South Carolina.

Sharon represents financial services clients in numerous capacities, including assisting both in-state and out-of-state lenders with licensure and compliance under the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code and other state laws. She also has served as the South Carolina editor for Houselaw and Carlaw, national publications dealing with the consumer finance industry.

Sharon has been appointed by three Governors to serve on the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, a council of sixteen individuals selected by the Governor to advise the Administrator of the Department of Consumer Affairs on matters relevant to consumer credit and currently serves as the Council’s Chairman.

Sharon assists financial services and other clients with all types of issues and transactions involving the Uniform Commercial Code, particularly Articles Two and Nine, Sales and Secured Transactions, including asset-based lending transactions, factoring and equipment finance, among others. She also assists financial services clients in workouts and recoveries for commercial and consumer credits.

Sharon is a Past Chair of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar and has served on its Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions.

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Commercial Finance Law

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985
  • B.A., Furman University, 1980
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Honors: Furman Scholar

Published Works:

  • Co-Author of the South Carolina Third Party Legal Opinion/Report drafted by the Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar, approved by the Corporate Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, December 2014, approved by the House of Delegates, January 2015.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Chairman, South Carolina Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit
  • Former State Editor, Houselaw and Carlaw
  • Member, Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar
  • Charter Member, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, CREW Midlands
  • Member, Richland County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar
  • Former Council Member, South Carolina Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Former Member, South Carolina Bar, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Former Member, South Carolina Bar, Task Force on the Unauthored Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions

Honors and Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Women of Influence 2023 Honoree, Columbia Regional Business Report
  • Who's Who in America, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Professionals for the State of South Carolina, 2023 Edition
  • Real Estate Attorney's Power List, SCBiz Magazine (2022), Ranked No. 2 of the 28 Attorneys Recognized Statewide
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2018-2024), Commercial Finance Law (2018-2024), Financial Services Regulation Law (2012-2024), Banking and Finance (2020-2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year,” Financial Services Regulation Law – Columbia, South Carolina (2014, 2016, 2018, 2022, 2024)
  • Co-Volunteer of the Year, Transitions Homeless Center (2019)
  • United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Award (2018)
  • Named Legal Elite of the Midlands, Banking and Finance, Columbia Business Monthly (2018)
  • Graduate of Leadership South Carolina (2017)
  • Recipient of TWIN “Tribute to Women in Industry” Award (2014)
  • Named Volunteer of the Year, Palmetto Center for Women (2013)
  • Graduate of Leadership Columbia (2004)

Community Involvement:

  • Past President and Board Member, Palmetto Center for Women
  • Former Board Member, Commercial Revolving Loan Review Board for the City of Columbia
Serving The People And Businesses Of South Carolina For Over Fifty Years.

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