Julius “Sam” Hines, a partner in the Charleston office of law firm K&L Gates LLP, has been elected chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.

Joe Keenan of Palmetto Com- mercial Properties represented the seller, 241-243 East Bay Street LLC, in the $2.3 million sale of a 9,200-square-foot office building at 241-243 East Bay St. to 241-243 East Bay Holdings LLC. The buyer was represented by Frank Thornhill of Places Real Estate.

The Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston received the Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of S.C. for its work on the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center.

Carl Michael Harrison of Beach Commercial represented the landlord in the lease of 6,685 square feet of retail space in Pinepoint Shops, 1954 Ashley River Road, to Active SC One. The tenant was represented by John Orr with Colliers International.

Will Sherrod of Lee & Associates represented the landlord in leasing 1,355 square feet of retail space in Pierpont Crossing, 2408 Ashley River Road, to State Farm Insurance, represented by John Crosby with Brand Name Real Estate.

Elizabeth Scott Moise, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Charleston, has received a G. Dewey Oxner Jr. Mentor of the Year Award from the Supreme Court of S.C. Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession.

Bryan Perrucci of Southeastern Management Group represented buyer Westwood Hold- ing Corp. in the $425,000 sale of a 6,600-square-foot office and warehouse building at 3349 Business Circle, North Charleston. Billy Gressette of Grescon Development represented the seller, Conklin Properties.

Topher Larkin has been named board chairman of the nonprofit We Are Family.

Ryan Welch of Lee & Associates represented the landlord in leasing 4,964 square feet of office space at 2154 N. Center St., North Charleston. Scott Benedict of Carolina One Real Estate represented the tenant, Ferndale Baptist Church.

Dexter Rumsey of NAI Avant represented the seller in the $550,000 sale of 215 townhome lots and 4.84 acres of residual land at Lakeview Commons on Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, to The Homes of Lakeview Commons LLC.

Chris Dion with Belk|Lucy represented S&J Spirits in leasing 1,500 square feet of space at Bacons Bridge Neighborhood Market. Jason Smallwood with AVTEX Commercial Properties represented the landlord.