South Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers

Mr. Michael J. Howell
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Hilton Head Island, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience

Michael J. Howell is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, He has a superb rating of 10 out of 10 by Avvo, an independent lawyer rating... Read More »
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Lisa M Hostetler
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(864) 990-0347 100 Williams Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Long term care and Medicaid planning. Special needs trusts. Guardianship and Conservatorship actions. Probate litigation. Estate administration. Estate planning. Real estate closings. Title searches.
(803) 563-5163 534 St Andrews Road
Ste B
Columbia, SC 29210
5175 Sunset Blvd
Ste 1
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 563-5163 120 Sparkleberry Crossing
Ste 1B
Columbia, SC 29229
Allison Brandt Blackwelder
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York, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(910) 489-2178 P.O. Box 1157
York, SC 29745
Estate Planning, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina School of Law
Allison (Alli) Blackwelder was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she learned the value of working hard to serve others in her community. She attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and minor in Religion in 2010. Alli attended the University of North Carolina School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, she served as the Executive Editor of the First Amendment Law Review and received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy. Upon graduation from law school, Alli...
Tiffany Provence
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Summerville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(843) 871-9500 300 N. Cedar Street
Suite A
Summerville, SC 29483
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Medical Malpractice and Probate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Tiffany Provence formed Provence Messervy, LLC after more than 10 years as an elected official, serving Dorchester County as the Probate Judge and an additional two as Associate Judge. Provence is a graduate of the University of Florida and University of South Carolina School of Law. Provence also holds dual certifications as both a Civil and Family Court mediator and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of South Carolina.

Provence currently serves as the Drug Court Judge for Dorchester County. She has also served as President and Legal Counsel for Dorchester Paws (formerly Francis R. Willis...
(843) 871-9500 234 Seven Farms Drive
Suite 112
Charleston, SC 29492
Andrew 'Andy' Potter
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Anderson, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(864) 214-6233 500 East Calhoun Street
Post Office Box 2722
Anderson, SC 29622
Estate Planning, Criminal, Education and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
EMPOWERING PARENTS. Personal Attention. Proven Results. 24 years experience. Effective, zealous and tenacious representation for clients. Superior reputation with Judges, opposing counsel and prosecutors.
I represent parents in their fight to ensure that their children are provided a free and appropriate public education as guaranteed by Federal law. IEP plans, 504 plans, expulsions and suspensions. Certified by the William and Mary Law School Institute for Special Education Advocacy.
I have worked as a criminal defense attorney since my admission to the Ohio Bar in 1993 and the South Carolina Bar in 1997. I...
Glenn Fishburne Givens
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Sumter, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(803) 418-0800 107 N Main St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate 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...
Peter J. Nosal
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Fort Mill, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(803) 351-3597 852 Gold Hill Rd Ste 201
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI, Probate and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Former Police Officer with a Traffic, Estate Planning, and Probate law practice in South Carolina.
John L. Wilson
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(843) 681-6300 3600 Main Street
Suite 100
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 29926
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
John L. Wilson, Managing Shareholder, holds a BS in Administrative Management, with Honor, from Clemson University (1978) and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law (1981). John concentrates his practice in residential and commercial real estate, mediation,timeshare,probate, estate planning and business law. Admitted to the SC Bar in 1981, he is admitted to the US District Court, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, US Tax Court and the US Supreme Court. In October of 2013,John received an AV preeminent rating from his peers thru Martindale Hubbell peer review process, which is the...
Evan Guthrie
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Charleston, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(843) 926-3813 164 Market Street Suite 362
Charleston, SC 29401
Estate Planning, Animal, Probate and Trademarks
University of South Carolina School of Law
Mr. Michael J. Howell
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Hilton Head Island, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(843) 785-7590 1 Corpus Christie Place
#112
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Michael J. Howell is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, He has a superb rating of 10 out of 10 by Avvo, an independent lawyer rating service. He was also named as one of the Top Lawyers in the Lowcounty in Hilton Head Monthly Magazine's April, 2013 and 2014 issues, which are the only years the list was published. Michael is also a certified mediator for Probate and Circuit Circuit Court matters. He is also licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Florida. ...
Jason McGrath
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Mt. Pleasant, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 481-2180 656 Coleman Blvd
Unit 405
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Estate Planning, Business, Foreclosure Defense 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...
(800) 481-2180 6201 Fairview Road, Suite 330
Charlotte, NC 28210
Margaret Collins
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(803) 708-7442 2241 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Margaret A. "Meg" Collins is a lifelong native of Columbia, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Business Administration. After employment with the South Carolina Senate, Ms. Collins attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, while concurrently clerking for a small firm that focused on secured transactions, collections, creditor bankruptcy and contract law. Once licensed in 1997, Ms. Collins developed a very successful private practice encompassing general civil and domestic litigation, computer and information technology law, business, procurement, municipal and local government representation and...
Brian King
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Greer, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(864) 877-3355 1320 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Estate Planning and Family
Campbell University
Brian W. King is the senior partner and managing attorney of King Law Offices, PLLC. He has been practicing law for more than a decade, and is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Brian is a member of the North and South Carolina bars, and maintains active cases in both states. Brian is a graduate of Campbell Law School and completed his undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2009, Brian became a North Carolina Certified Family Law Specialist. He is one of a small select group of North Carolina Family Law attorneys who have achieved this distinction....
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(704) 466-3331 221 S. Lafayette Street #4
Shelby, NC 28150
Taylor Silver
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Georgetown, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(843) 520-0921 P.O. Box 1665
Georgetown, SC 29442
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Taylor Silver graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2009. He also holds a B.S. in Regional Planning from Westfield State University. He has experience representing clients through a wide array of legal problems as a general practice attorney since 2010. These practice areas include personal injury, probate and estate planning, family law, real estate, criminal law, business formation, and general litigation.

Taylor Silver is also a contract attorney for the CassElias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program in Charleston County. In this capacity, he represents the volunteers in DSS cases that speak for...
Seth Levy
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Mount Pleasant, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(843) 400-4510 260 W. Coleman Blvd., Suite B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
West Virginia University College of Law
Offering diligent and personal legal services in the following areas: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, as well as Probate Administration. Also seeking clients who desire Asset Protection counseling.
Jocelyn Bolling
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Mount Pleasant, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(843) 345-1207 856 Lowcountry Blvd.
Suite 101
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Susan Cobb Singleton
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Greer, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(864) 848-9781 1201 W. Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Susan Cobb Singleton is an elder law attorney, who was formerly an Associate Greenville County Probate Judge. She is a senior's advocate who teaches seniors and the adult children of seniors "How to Pay, How to Play, and How to Protect your Loved Ones." Ms. Singleton is a strategist and a teaching attorney, who enjoys working with families to plan so that the golden years bring your loved ones the highest quality standard of living possible.
Stephen Fulton Shaw
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TRAVELERS REST, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(877) 600-7429 128 S Main Street
TRAVELERS REST, SC 29690
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Elder and Insurance Claims
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Litigation practice includes land use, governmental liability, civil rights and injuries. Also elder law services including probate, guardianships, Medicaid, minor trusts and conservatorships, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills.
Thomas C Jeter III
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Fort Mill, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(803) 351-3597 852 Gold Hill Rd Ste 201
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Thomas C Jeter III is a North Carolina and South Carolina attorney focused in the practice areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, business succession and corporate law, and traffic law.
(704) 608-3429 18525 Statesville Rd Ste D-02
Cornelius, NC 28031
Bryan M De Bruin
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(864) 982-5930 200 N Main Street
Suite 301
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
William G. Starnes
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(803) 929-3600 2801 Devine Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29205
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Will focuses his practice on Estate Planning and Personal Injury cases. Will graduated from Wofford College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics. After graduating college, Will attended the University Of South Carolina School Of Law and obtained his law degree in 2015. Will represents individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Will also works with clients to create and implement estate plans, which includes wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and living wills.
(800) 531-9780 27 W. Calhoun St.
Sumter, 29150
(800) 531-9780 181 S. Coit St.
Florence, SC 29501
(800) 531-9780 322 Laurens St. NW
Aiken, SC 29801
(800) 531-9780 1770 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Mr. James A. Anderson
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Fountain Inn, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(864) 228-7808 130 Jones Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Anderson Oyer LLC (offices in Greenville and Fountain Inn) assists clients with matters involving real estate transactions, estate planning (consisting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives), and small business formation. Attorney James Anderson is admitted to practice in the state of South Carolina.
107 Manly Street
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 228-7808 130 Jones Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
E. Reid Green
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Mt Pleasant, SC Estate Planning Lawyer
(843) 564-5115 496 Bramson Ct
Suite 100
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Reid, a Charleston real estate attorney, handles all of the firms real estate transactions. Reid assists individuals, families, and investors in navigating the complicated and detailed process of buying and selling real property. Reid is a licensed title insurance agent with Chicago Title Insurance Company and is experienced in handling all types of real estate litigation and real estate transactions involving real property including buying, selling, leasing, refinance and 1031 exchanges.

Reid also practices in the areas of estate planning and probate administration, probate and estate litigation, business succession planning, asset protection, commercial litigation, and other business law matters....
Mr. Russell D. Hilton
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Summerville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(843) 376-5524 104 South Pine Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Mississippi College School of Law
Former Prosecutor, now Criminal Defense Attorney and General Practitioner providing excellent representation to quality clients.
James Aaron Nelson Jr.
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Bluffton, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(843) 815-3303 21 Promenade Street
Suite 202
Bluffton, SC 29910
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Charleston School of Law
D. Nathan Davis
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CHARLESTON, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(843) 571-4042 1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd, Ste. 202
CHARLESTON, SC 29407
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, I have been helping people with financial problems, financial planning and creditor abuse matters for over 40 years. My goal is to have my clients in better shape when their legal matter is concluded than when it bagan.
L. Wayne Patterson
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(864) 270-7973 10 Century Drive, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29607
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Charleston School of Law
I have over forty five years of business and legal experience. Prior to entering law, I owned and managed corporations involved in various fields of the construction industry and am a past president of Carolina's Associated General Contractors. I currently handle divorce, probate, estate planning, personal injury and construction claims. I have successfully settled a lawsuit against a city for sewer backup into a residence and a developer for faulty construction of a residence. My years of business and personal experience enable me to offer my clients professional advice and legal representation from a point of view that is not...
John Crotts
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Greer, SC Estate Planning Attorney
(864) 877-3355 1320 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Probate
Appalachian School of Law
John B. Crotts is a partner at King Law Offices. He currently practices primarily in the areas of wills and estates, elder law, business law, municipal law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, John currently represents several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town of Bostic, Chimney Rock Village, Broad River Water Authority, and Forest City Housing Authority. John is a native of Rutherford County and stays very active in his community. He is a member of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale where he is a Deacon,...
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(704) 466-3331 221 S. Lafayette Street #4
Shelby, NC 28150
John Perry
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Johns Island, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(843) 830-5332 3021 Rushland Mews
Johns Island, SC 29455
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Dickinson School of Law
William J. Condon Jr.
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(803) 403-9860 1403 Calhoun St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Bill Condon is an attorney and a CPA. He has practical experience in private industry as well as in federal, state, and local governments. He provides quality legal services and is reliable.
Derek Swindall
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(803) 567-1961 1611 Devonshire Drive
Suite 100B
Columbia, SC 29204
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Matthew Modelski
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Bluffton, SC Estate Planning Attorney
(843) 790-3341 34 Hager Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
Estate Planning and Elder
Wayne State University Law School
Matthew was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in "Hockeytown," Matthew developed a passion for the game of hockey, which he played at an elite level as a youth goaltender. After spending a time playing junior hockey in Chicago, Illinois, Matthew was recruited to play at the Division-I collegiate level with Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. During his time at Yale, Matthew earned a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and became a four-year, Varsity lettermen.

Following a brief professional hockey career, Matthew accepted a position with one of the...
George Harold Hanlin
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(803) 608-1519 1201 Main Street
Suite 1980
Columbia, SC 29201
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Marjorie Simerman
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North Myrtle Beach, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(843) 455-9069 702 Sea Mountain Highway, No. 4
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Located at 702 Sea Mountain Highway, No. 4, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; Phone (843) 455-9069; Fax (843) 249-6446; Email: MarjorieSimerman@aol.com
Justin Hamrick
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(864) 331-1751 1011 East Washington St
Greenville, SC 29601
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Denver and Charleston School of Law
Justin obtained his law degree from the Charleston School of Law. He pursued additional study at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where he earned his LL.M. (Master of Laws) in taxation law, making him uniquely qualified to practice in the areas of law he focuses on.

Justin works with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds and situations. No matter the client’s family, financial or business dynamics he approaches his work with thorough consideration to carefully tailor each plan to meet the specific goals and needs of each client. His estate planning practice ranges from simple wills...
Kevin T. Hardy
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Columbia, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(803) 771-0936 2309 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of South Carolina School of Law
Otto Ferrene
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Hilton Head Island, SC Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(843) 785-5184 19 SHELTER COVE LANE
105 WATERSEDGE BUILDING
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928-3574
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of South Carolina - Columbia and Presbyterian College
Our objective is to provide affordable legal services in multiple areas at a reasonable cost to those who need it.
Member of First Presbyterian Church, Church Elder and Bible Study leader for more than 30 years; Vanlandingham Rotary Club Past President, Hilton Head Island Rotary Club Past President, USAR REserves (Retired), Admitted to all South Carolina Trial Courts, The South Carolina Supreme Court; The South Carolina Federal Courts, US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, and The Supreme Court of the United States of America.. Avocation and interests include pistol marksmanship, Travel and Fishing.
(843) 785-5184 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
John Michael Hine
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(864) 331-0875 870 Cleveland St., Unit 1D
Greenville, SC 29601
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of South Carolina School of Law
John Hine received his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL. M.) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to attending the University of Florida, John earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his Bachelor of Science from Clemson University. John’s main areas of focus are Complex Estate Planning (which includes wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney), Corporate Formations, Tax (including Tax Exempt Organizations), and Probate Administration and Litigation. In addition to practicing law, John is also a Visiting...
Steven Lenehan Bell
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North Charleston, SC Estate Planning Lawyer
(888) 612-7001 7011 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University
Steven Lenehan Bell, Jr. is the son of a small town lawyer and a college professor in Batesville, Arkansas. Steven earned a business degree from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Steven joined the Veterans’ Disability practice at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers in 2017, because he remembers watching a wounded veteran in his family battle to receive benefits that were deserved. He takes pride in his profession and does everything he can to make sure that other veterans have somebody in their corner willing to fight for them and...
Tyler B. O'Shields
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Greenville, SC Estate Planning Lawyer
(864) 528-5076 3445 Pelham Road
Suite D
Greenville, SC 29615
Estate Planning and Elder
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For Tyler B. O'Shields, Attorney & Counselor at Law, P.A., providing personalized legal representation is the only way to serve clients. Tyler is a proud native of Upstate South Carolina, and he places great value in providing affordable services to clients in an efficient and timely manner with the utmost professionalism. This means that your phone call or online legal inquiry to this law firm will be responded to by Tyler. This also means that voice messages and e-mails are responded to timely, if not immediately. Tyler B. O'Shields, Attorney & Counselor at Law, P.A., is conveniently located just seconds...
Jay A. Mullinax
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Hilton Head Island, SC Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(843) 785-6101 2 Park Lane, Suite 303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Miami School of Law
Jay A. Mullinax is the only attorney on Hilton Head Island with a Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.) whose law firm is exclusively dedicated to providing estate planning and related services. Mr. Mullinax provides estate planning, trust and estate administration services to South Carolina. He began his involvement in estate matters in 1989 and opened the Law Office of Jay A. Mullinax, LLC in 2004 after practicing law at a larger firm for several years. He serves on the South Carolina Bar Probate Code Revision Subcommittee. The Subcommittee gives recommendations for revising the Probate Code, which provides...
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