Gettys, Vann and Raad named to 2020 edition of ‘Best Lawyers’

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three Morton & Gettys attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. The publication honors John Gettys and Joshua Vann in the area of real estate law, while Joe Raad is recognized in trusts and estates.

The 2020 edition marks the sixth time Raad has received the recognition, while Gettys and Vann are being honored for the third consecutive year. Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as a leading publication covering the legal profession. This is the 26th edition of Best Lawyers.

Gettys and Vann provide clients with a wide array of residential and commercial real estate services.

Gettys, who is one of the firm’s co-founders, focuses on residential real estate. He helps with  purchases, refinancing and equity loans. He often serves as a closing attorney for top developers and builders in York County and beyond. His varied practice also includes civil litigation and probate law.

Vann, also a partner, concentrates on commercial real estate, guiding projects from idea to completion. This includes assisting clients with finance and development. He has been lead counsel on hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of projects throughout South Carolina. He practices land use and zoning law, and can help clients obtain any permits and approvals they need.

Raad is a certified specialist in estate planning and probate. He works with clients of all wealth levels, helping them with everything from a simple will to complex planning for high-value estates. That includes trust creation, business succession planning, asset management and more.

Best Lawyers in America, which thousands of lawyers and corporations turn to annually, is regarded as a definitive guide to the legal profession in the United States. The selection process includes nominations and evaluations by peers.