A lawsuit sparked by a family feud that sought to force Kiawah Partners to sell its real estate empire is being settled.

A spokesman for the locally based resort development company said today that Long Family Associates will file a document in Charleston to dicmiss the complaint.

The parties released a joint statement: “Kiawah Partners and Long Family Associates announced today that they have settled the lawsuit filed by Long Family Associates against Kiawah Partners. The partners have signed a confidentiality agreement, therefore no further details will be released. This positive resolution bodes well for the continuing development” of Kiawah Partners’ projects on Kiawah, in Ireland and on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean basin.

Long Associates includes Leonard Long, a former Kiawah Partners executive vice president who had a falling out with cousin Charles “Buddy” Darby, who is president of the company. The lawsuit was filed in June.

See upcoming editions of The Post and Courier for more details.