Cynthia Spieth Morton, a Charleston-based attorney with Womble Carlyle, was recently chosen to be a member of the Lowcountry Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) Class X.
Those selected for the Riley Institute at Furman program are leaders from all sectors of South Carolina society. The initiative is highly interactive and has won multiple awards.
The program provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers, clients and constituents.
Those who complete DLI go on to become Riley Fellows - a statewide network, who gather at OneSouthCarolina, the statewide gathering of Riley Fellows, to examine issues critical to the state and how they can drive positive change in the state.
Class members meet over a five-month period to go over case studies and use other experimental learning tools.
Womble Carlyle attorneys Brent Clinkscale, Mike Cashman, Lindsay Smith and Stephanie Yarbrough and Greenville Director of Administration Barbara Fountain are among the graduates of DLI.
Spieth Morton’s practice encompasses commercial and residential real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and borrowing, leasing and assistance with homeowner governance issues, including preparation, amendment and review of restrictive covenants.
Spieth Morton has been involved in many multimillion dollar commercial developments in South Carolina both as lead counsel and as local counsel for out-of-state lenders and borrowers. She has also handled asset sales and purchases that did not include real estate.