Lake City, South Carolina Business Lawyers

Lake City, SC Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
PO Drawer 370
Lake City, SC 29560
Business and Collections
Florence, SC Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
1090 Rock Creek Dr
Florence, SC 29505
Business and Bankruptcy
Glenn Fishburne Givens
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Sumter, SC Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(803) 418-0800 107 N Main St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Villanova University and Wake Forest University
I provide a full range of services to those planning for the future disposition of their assets and to minimize or eliminate tax or other unfavorable consequences including probate avoidance by offering various types of wills, trusts, and other estate planning devices.

I am an experienced and compassionate attorney who is available to assist Executors and Personal Representatives with estate and trust and probate administration and Probate Court proceedings.

I have two Masters in Taxation and many years of experience in handling individual, estate and business tax matters both as an attorney and a CPA. I have a Masters...
David M. Smith
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Florence, SC Business Law Attorney
(843) 407-1583 614 W. Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Charleston School of Law
David M. Smith is a native of South Carolina and has lived here the majority of his life. While spending 5 years in North Carolina gathering valuable professional experience, he knew it was only a matter of time before he would move back to the state he considers home, South Carolina. Mr. Smith received his B.A. in Visual Arts from Francis Marion University where he double-majored in Graphic Design and Photography. While at Francis Marion, Mr. Smith was an active member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After college, Mr. Smith worked as a graphic designer and then...
Gerald Edward Harmon Jr.
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Georgetown, SC Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(843) 527-7857 1109 Church St
Georgetown, SC 29440
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Born and raised in the Pawleys Island and Georgetown areas, Mr. Harmon is an active member of the community. He is a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard and several local charitable organizations.
Ralph James Wilson Jr.
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Conway, SC Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(843) 488-1013 1300 Second Ave Suite 212
Conway, SC 29526
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Florence, SC Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(843) 667-0400 291 W. Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501
Business, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Surfside Beach, SC Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(843) 238-3461 508 Highway 17 Business South
Suite B
Surfside Beach, SC 29587
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sumter, SC Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
23 W Calhoun St
Sumter, SC 29150
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Florence, SC Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
310 W Pine St
Florence, SC 29501
Business, Collections, Divorce and Family
Cumberland Law School, Samford
Florence, SC Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
1518 S Meadors Farm Ave
Florence, SC 29505
Business and Real Estate
Surfside Beach, SC Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(843) 238-2676 P.O. Box 16620
Surfside Beach, SC 29587
Business and Consumer
Pawleys Island, SC Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
90 Wall St
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Business and Real Estate
Darlington, SC Business Law Attorney with 54 years experience
111 Pearl St
Darlington, SC 29532
Business
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
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North Charleston, SC Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(843) 580-9057 5401 Netherby Lane
Suite 1201
North Charleston, SC 29420
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Baltimore School of Law
U.S. Naval Academy graduate; Commander, U.S. Navy; U.S. Patent Attorney: Electro-mechanical * Electrical * Software * Automotive * Energy Systems * Medical Devices * Optics and other Intellectual Property and Related Business Issues and Litigation
Pete Strom
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(803) 252-4800 2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Personal Injury and Tax
University of South Carolina School of Law
Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, LLC, has been fighting for justice since 1984. Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1959, Pete attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. While attending the University of South Carolina, Pete served as President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Pete attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated with a J.D. in 1984. After graduating from law school, Pete served as law clerk to the Honorable...
Lawrence M. Kasen
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Summerville, SC Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(888) 370-5810 210 South Cedar Street
Suite 2
Summerville, SC 29483
Business, Criminal and Immigration
Howard University School of Law and University of New Mexico
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, I witnessed first hand the disparate treatment of individuals based on their country of origin, race and station in life. Even before becoming an attorney, I wanted to ensure that the civil rights afforded under the United States Constitution to individuals and business entities were equally and readily available. In furtherance of this objective, I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and studied the history, religion, languages and culture of many Native American peoples throughout North America as well as cultural anthropology. Realizing that the study of law would further my...
Jeffrey Vinzani
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Charleston, SC Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(843) 628-7732 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 207
Charleston, SC 29492
Business and Real Estate
Jeff Vinzani opened the Charleston office of the firm after over 20 years as an Equity Partner at a large regional law firm. Jeff practices commercial real estate and banking law. Although he practices in many areas of business law, Jeff’s primary focus is on complex real estate and finance transactions. His real estate experience includes commercial, office, retail, resort and industrial development and leasing. Jeff also handles permitting, zoning, development agreements, 1031 exchange transactions, property owners’ association matters and title insurance. His finance experience encompasses real estate lending, asset-based lending and secured transactions. Jeff possesses extensive experience...
Eric Christopher Hale
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(803) 250-5252 1300 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Business, Collections, Criminal and DUI
University of South Carolina School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
General legal practitioner. I have represented businesses and citizens throughout the State of SC in: business law matters, civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, appeals. I am SC certified Civil Mediator and presently serve as the Town Attorney for the Town of Irmo.
Jacob S. Barker
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Charleston, SC Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(843) 408-4063 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 207
Charleston, SC 29492
Business and Real Estate
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Practicing primarily out of the firm’s Charleston office, Jake’s practice focuses on all phases and aspects of real estate litigation law, as well as commercial transactions. His experience includes counseling banks and other lending institutions on various commercial lending and collection matters, as well as protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings. He has also represented lenders in matters related to financial fraud, foreclosure defense, curative title matters, and other business transactions. Jake has also represented title insurance underwriters in South Carolina’s state and federal courts in all types of matters. In 2016 Jake achieved certification as a circuit...
Billy Killough
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Charleston, SC Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(843) 577-7700 288 Meeting Street
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of South Carolina School of Law
B.C. Killough: Registered patent attorney. Litigator. Business counselor. Mediator.

With more than 30 years of experience, Killough has participated in prosecuting more than 100 foreign patent applications and has obtained more than 275 United States patents for clients. In addition, he has filed more than 1,000 trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Killough is an experienced litigator.

Killough is certified as a mediator by South Carolina Supreme Court Arbitrator and Mediator Certification Board and prefers to mediate intellectual property disputes and...
Ryan William Newton
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(803) 404-5709 2721 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Ryan focuses his practice in business transactions, commercial real estate development, commercial leasing and commercial lending. Ryan is capable of handling all aspects of commercial real estate transactions representing clients in their capacities as lenders, purchasers, sellers, developers, landlords and tenants. His familiarity with the aspects of a complex real estate transaction allows him to focus on the details necessary to complete the transaction efficiently and confidently. Ryan began his career at a large firm headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC at the end of 2010.
Haley Chapman Floyd
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Columbia, SC Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(803) 404-5708 2721 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Haley graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and concentrated her studies in real estate and taxation. Haley is a licensed real estate broker and began her career managing and selling real estate. Her practice involves advising lenders, developers, investors, buyers and sellers with regard to all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.
James Austin Thomas
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(843) 444-5702 4420 Oleander Drive Suite 104
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach, SC Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
In a time when things such as technology and making a quick buck appear to be the top priorities of many, I still believe that the client-attorney relationship is the most important aspect of my profession. As a trial lawyer and advocate, I have the skills and experience to assist you in your quest for justice. As a young and energetic practitioner, I will not be out-worked. Give me a call and let me get to work on helping you.
John Townsend Cooper
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Mount Pleasant, SC Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(843) 883-9099 1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd
Suite 11
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
Charleston School of Law
John Townsend's goal as an attorney at John Hughes Cooper, P.C. has always been to help clients get through difficult situations. His consistent objective is to help clients manage their situation, come to a resolution, and move on with their lives and businesses. Prior to attending law school, John Townsend worked as a real estate broker and in the construction field. He holds a SC Real Estate Broker's licence and a SC Residential Builder's license and has civil litigation experience in cases involving admiralty and maritime matters, business disputes, construction issues, contracts, personal injury, and real estate matters. He has...
S. Scott Bluestein
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Mount Pleasant, SC Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(866) 428-4030 1040 eWall Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Free ConsultationBusiness, Maritime and Workers' Comp
Tulane University School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Scott Bluestein has a boutique practice that handles almost exclusively admiralty, maritime, personal injury, transportation, and international matters with an emphasis on strong attorney client relationships.

Mr. Bluestein has represented clients in admiralty and maritime cases in the federal and state courts of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Maryland. Being represented by an attorney who specializes in land based injuries may be detrimental to someone with a boat injury because the land based lawyer might not fully understand the intricacies of maritime law, harming your chances for a full recovery.

Since Scott Bluestein is an...
Keith Robert Powell
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(803) 790-0603 P.O. Box 1486
Columbia, SC 29202
Business, Administrative, Construction and Education
Vanderbilt University
* Note: Voluntary inactive status in KS - can be reactivated any time.
Michael Timbes
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Charleston, SC Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(843) 937-8000 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
Business, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
University of South Carolina School of Law
Michael A. Timbes, founding partner, leads the firm’s business litigation and general civil litigation practices and handles the firm’s appeals. He is also a certified civil court mediator and is appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to the Board of Bar Examiners. Prior to joining Thurmond, Kirchner, Timbes & Yelverton, P.A., he worked as an associate attorney on the business litigation team with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, then Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He also has...
John Elmer Lansche Jr
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Columbia, SC Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(803) 404-5701 2721 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
John practices in business transactions and concentrates his practice in commercial real estate development, commercial real estate leasing (with an emphasis on retail leasing), commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions and marina/resort development. John advises developers, investors, lenders, buyers and sellers with regard to financing, leasing, land use and development, conservation easements, construction, real estate title insurance, and all aspects of structuring commercial loan and business transactions. John enjoyed similar practices with large firms headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina before co-founding Graybill & Lansche, LLC. John graduated with Honors in Psychology from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia....
Matthew W Van Wie
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Myrtle Beach, SC Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 858-5592 4593 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Charleston School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Julie Moore
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Charleston, SC Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
96 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Securities
University of South Carolina School of Law
I am an experienced trial attorney who has represented clients in all South Carolina courts. I thrive on the opportunity to help individuals solve their legal problems and I work diligently to get the best results for my clients.

My practice is dedicated to civil litigation. I advocate for individuals who have suffered serious bodily injury, help families who’ve lost a loved one to pursue wrongful death claims, and represent individuals and business partners who have been the victims of fraud, securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Brett D. Budlong
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Charleston, SC Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(843) 628-3737 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 207
Charleston, SC 29492
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Brett D. Budlong is an attorney in the Charleston office of Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC. Mr. Budlong’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate development and financing transactions. He also advises developers, investors, lenders, buyers and sellers with regard to financing, leasing, land use and development, planned unit developments (PUD’s), construction, real estate title insurance, and all aspects of structuring commercial loan, CMBS, and business transactions. Mr. Budlong has achieved the LEED Green Associate designation from the U.S. Green Building Council and has presented at numerous continuing education seminars on various real estate topics. Brett previously worked in the...
Charles L. A. Terreni
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(803) 771-7228 1508 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Business and Administrative
Charles "Charlie" Terreni has practiced law in Columbia, South Carolina, since 1990. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of South Carolina School Of Law. He earned his B.A. degree in International Studies with a minor in French from the University of South Carolina in 1985. After graduating from law school, Terreni practiced with Cooper, Beard & Dibble (1990-91) and with the Dibble Law Offices from 1991 to 1995. He served as Executive Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor from 1995 to 1996. In 1996, he returned to private practice, opening the Terreni Law Firm, LLC. In 2004, Terreni joined the Public...
Robert Fredrick Goings
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Columbia, SC Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(803) 350-9230 914 Richland St #A101
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of South Carolina School of Law
Robert F. Goings grew up on his family's farm in Union County, South Carolina. Mr. Goings is a 2003 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, receiving the highest distinction in his major. He graduated with highest honors as a summa cum laude graduate. He was was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa and Blue Key honor societies as a result of his academics and service to the community and students. Mr. Goings was a Justice of Wofford's Judicial Commission. He was elected as Student Body President in...
William Higgins
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Columbia, SC Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(803) 404-5712 2721 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Business, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Practicing law since 1985, Bill's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, income tax planning for closely held businesses, tax deferred exchanges of real estate, and business transactions, including entity formations and the acquisition and disposition of businesses and assets. He also devotes significant professional time to matters involving legal ethics and lawyer misconduct. He serves as general counsel to a number of closely held businesses. Other areas of Bill's experience include serving as a consultant and expert witness in multiple legal malpractice actions acting as outside general counsel to several law firms and to clients in the convenience...
Mark C Fava
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Charleston, SC Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(843) 534-4256 Liberty Center
Charleston, SC 29401
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Mark C. Fava is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP practicing aviation law and land use matters. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Fava served as an elected member of his local municipality’s government until he relocated to Atlanta for three years where he worked as the chief operations attorney for Delta Air Lines, Inc., during and after 9/11. Mr. Fava’s broad aviation practice includes litigation and regulatory law. Admitted to practice in Washington, DC, he represents aviation clients in matters involving the Department of Transportation, the FAA, the TSA, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Currently,...
Jason McGrath
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Mt. Pleasant, SC Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 481-2180 656 Coleman Blvd
Unit 405
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Business, Foreclosure Defense, IP and Tax
Mr. McGrath has been practicing law continuously since 1996. He spent five (5) years as an “assistant DA”, and was consistently near the top with regard to the number of trials completed and the percentage of trials won. After being recruited into a highly rated private firm, Mr. McGrath was promoted and named managing partner of one of the firm’s offices. In 2009, he started his own firm. Mr. McGrath has tried over 100 cases to completion, has prepared over 10,000 legal documents for clients, has participated in thousands of depositions (including hundreds of expert depositions), and has represented...
C. Scott Masel
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, SC Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(843) 429-2000 4593 Oleander Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, SC 29577
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Employment and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
I joined the Myrtle Beach law office of Newby, Sartip & Masel, LLC in 1996, and I am the Manager of Palmetto Injury Lawyers, LLC. As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve negotiated and battled with nearly every major automobile insurance carrier licensed to sell in our state, as well as many major premises liability and workers compensation carriers. While most of my time is spent representing injured individuals, I also handle commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, health care and billing matters and real estate. When I’m not wearing my lawyer hat, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife...
Jocelyn Bolling
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Mount Pleasant, SC Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(843) 345-1207 856 Lowcountry Blvd.
Suite 101
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Ryan Bluestein
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Mount Pleasant, SC Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(843) 571-7161 1024 Ewall Street
Suite 101
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Ryan Bluestein was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1973. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1995, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern Carolina in 1999. Mr. Bluestein started out working for a large plaintiff's law firm in Charleston, but in 2003, he decided to leave to start his own private practice. He is focused on providing knowledgeable and experienced counsel to a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, real estate, construction litigation, and DUI defense.
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