Charleston Women Summer 2020

C H A R L E S T ON ’ S 2 0 2 0 Women I N R E A L E S TAT E | | WIRE W hat does it take to establish and grow a successful law firm practice covering the spectrum of real estate activity in our region — from residential and commercial transactions to home equity lines of credit and construction loans? The simple answers would include knowledge of the law, experience and dedication to clients. But another part of the core foundation at the firm of Weeks & Irvine, LLC is … women. Mark Weeks has practiced law in the Lowcountry since 1998. He co-founded Weeks & Irvine with Robert Irvine III in 2010, and in 2015, the firm added a third partner, Joseph W. Kessinger. The firm now boasts a headquarters in North Charleston, two offices in Mount Pleasant and additional offices in West Ashley, Goose Creek, Summerville and Bluffton. Of the firm’s 94 current employees, 77 are women, making up an astounding 82%. These women are the backbone of an incredible team, holding positions as attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff, and they are given much of the credit for making Weeks & Irvine the “go-to” firm for real estate clients throughout the Lowcountry. BY BILL FARLEY Behind Every Great Firm are Great Women Weeks & Irvine, LLC Photos by Thomas Runion.