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  • B.S., Clemson University (Calhoun Honors College), 2009, Cum Laude
  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 2012, Cum Laude, Order of the Wig and Robe
  • North Carolina, 2016
  • South Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina, 2012
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Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Richard I. Simons

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Richard I. Simons is a senior associate in the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen.  Simons regularly represents developers, investors, landlords and tenants in complex commercial real estate transactions.  His experience includes acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation, large-scale office, industrial and retail leasing and advising on real estate components of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Simons practiced with a firm in Columbia, South Carolina, where he primarily represented Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees in complex bankruptcy matters before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


  • Author, Fair Representation in the South Carolina Corporate Income Tax: Combined Reporting as Equitable Apportionment After Media Gen. Commc'ns, Inc. v. S.C. Dep't of Revenue, 62 S.C. L. REV. 743 (2011)
  • Author, Albemarle Corp. v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd., 62 S.C. L. REV. 527 (2011)

Of Note

  • Member, The Sportsman’s Club of Charlotte
  • Steering Committee Member, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Young Visionaries, 2018-2019 
  • Lead Counsel for Appellant on brief and at oral argument, Anderson v. Architectural Glass Construction, Inc. (In re Pfister), 749 F.3d 294 (4th Cir. 2014)
  • South Carolina Law Review, Associate Editor in Chief
  • CALI Award, Secured Transactions
  • CALI Award, Contracts I

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association- Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Charlotte Mecklenburg District Attorney Foundation