Laura Paris Paton, an attorney with Carlock Copeland & Stair's Charleston office, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She also has been named 2014 Donations Coordinator for the Cinderella Project Charleston.

Todd Garrett and Ben Poblano of Avison Young represented the seller, U.S. Bank NA, in the $382,500 sale of 12,500 square feet of office and warehouse space at 5081 Coosaw Creek Blvd., North Charleston, to Coosaw Enterprises LLC. Edward Oswald of Oswald Cooke and Associates represented the buyer.

Emma Souder, president of Red Iron Architects in Charleston, has been elected 2014 president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Also, Dennis Blaschke of O'Brien & Gere, North Charleston and Dan Scheaffer of Charleston-based LS3P Associates LTD, are Lowcountry directors.

Chip Shealy of CBRE Inc. represented the landlord in leasing 2,500 square feet of office and flex space at 108 Greenland Drive, Goose Creek, to Reality Church of Goose Creek. Melissa Argus of Carolina One represented the tenant.

Billy Adams, executive director of the S.C. Stevedores Association, has been named recipient of the Beacon Award from the Maritime Association of S.C.

Also, D. Loy Stewart Jr. of Detyens Shipyards has been named 2014 chairman of the association. The executive committee is: Hal Burton of Premier Logistics Solutions, vice chair; Judd Willard of T. Parker Host, treasurer; Pat Barber of Superior Transportation, secretary; and Steve Kicklighter of McAllister Towing, immediate past chairman.

New directors are: Jon Archer of Moran Charleston), Debbie Herndon of Norton Lilly-Georgetown; Jeff McWhorter of Palmetto Railways; Mel Pinks of Odfjell Bulk Terminals; Bratton Riley of Maybank Industries; and Coleman Thompson of Hunter Transportation.

Theodore Stoney of The Stoney Co. represented the landlord, Riggs Associates, LLC, in leasing 4,679 square feet of retail space at 282 King St. to Madewell. Jessica Reid of Trademark Properties represented the tenant.

Tami Jean Zerbst, an associate in the Isle of Palms office of Carolina One Real Estate Services, has been certified as a Resort and Second Home Specialist by the National Association of Realtors.