Memos and distinctions
Robert A. Bernstein has been elected president of the Charleston County Bar Association for the 2012-2013 year. Other officers are: Ladson F. Howell Jr., president-elect; and Brian C. Duffy, secretary and treasurer. John A. Massalon is immediate past president.
Executive board members are: Natalie Parker Bluestein, Bernard E. Ferrara Jr., Andrew Gowdown, William L. Howard Sr., Matthew R. Hubbell, James D. Myrick, Nosizi Ralephata, John E. Robinson, Abby Edwards Saunders and A. Peter Shahid.
Bonita Springs, Fla.-based Markit Group has opened an office at 731 Clipper St., Charleston.
Hoffman Law Firm has moved to 7087 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. David Hoffman is the founder.
Chuck Moore, business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 776 in North Charleston, has been named president of the South Carolina Building Trades Council.
Chris Fraser of Grubb & Ellis|WRS represented the landlord in leasing 4,000 square feet of retail space in College Park Center, Ladson, to Port City Thrift.
Shawn Howell and John Elliott of Howell & Associates represented the landlord and the tenant, Curry Engineers LLC, in the leasing of office space at 2312 Larch Lane, Mount Pleasant.
Lisa Safford and James Mangano of Summit Commercial Properties represented the landlord in leasing 2000 square feet of flex space at 4030 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston, to Wide Open Motor Sports.
Art Giardino, regional vice president of the National Railway Historical Society, has been elected president of the societyís Charleston chapter. He succeeds Mary Lehr of Seabrook Island.
Stuart Coleman of CC&T Real Estate Services represented the tenant, ProBuild, in leasing 2,325 square feet of office space at 2035 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston. Bill Craver of Universal Financial Corp. represented the landlord.
Robert Pratt of RE/MAX Pro Realty represented the seller, Market Assembly Church, in the $520,000 sale of 9659 Jamison Rd., Ladson, to The Church House of Ministries. Chip Allen of Carolina One Real Estate represented the buyer.
Barnwell attorney Terry E. Richardson Jr. and Spartanburg attorney Michael E. Spears have joined the Charleston School of Law board of advisors.
Terry Sedalik, executive director of the S.C. Golf Course Owners Association and the Charleston Golf Course Owners Association, has been named the recipient of the National Golf Course Owners Associationís Champion Award in recognition of service to course owners at the state level.
Mandy Coleman of National Restaurant Properties LLC represented the tenant, Charleston Banh Mi LLC, in leasing of 500 square feet at 162 Spring St.
Domicile Real Estate Brokerage has moved to 163 King St., Charleston. Jennifer Davis is the principal.
Richard Morse of Palmetto Commercial Properties Inc. represented the landlord in leasing 542 square feet of retail space at 63 S. Market St., Charleston, to St. Augustine Gifts & More Inc., doing business as Charleston Winery.
Ziff Properties Inc. represented the landlord in Legacy Wealth Managementís expansion of office space in Bridgeport Center I, 210 Wingo Way, Mount Pleasant.
Charleston-based GEL Engineering LLC has received a 2012 Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina for environmental and engineering services performed during the remediation and redevelopment of Bay Creek Park for the Town of Edisto Beach.