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Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving legal conflicts without going to trial. We have substantial experience and training in ADR and routinely advise our clients on the legal consequences flowing from particular terms and conditions of all ADR options.

Bankruptcy – Our firm represents individuals and commercial clients in bankruptcy proceedings that are initiated by either an insolvent individual, or business, or creditors seeking to have the debtor’s remaining assets distributed among the creditors.

Business and Commercial Law – We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, and employee relations, to dissolution.

Business Organizations – The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors’ and officers’ liability, dissolution, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures and mergers.

Construction Law and Lien Rights – We can provide assistance in protecting the payment rights of suppliers who have provided materials and labor to a job site. It is imperative that a supplier of materials or labor act promptly to protect their rights against the property, and we can provide the knowledge necessary to perfect the claim against the property and ensure that these rights are not lost due to inaction.

Creditors Rights and Collections – Navigating the way through the complex requirements and interplay of federal and state laws, we can provide assistance in the successful collection of past due balances from trade debtors, as well as assist the creditors in avoiding potential liability to the debtor for any missteps along the way. Collection cases in South Carolina are more difficult than in other states due to the debtor friendly laws under which we operate, but our experienced staff of collection professionals can take the necessary steps to increase the chances of successful collection of a valid debt.

Litigation and Appeals – Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes and commercial matters.

Personal Injury – Our firm represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another’s person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence.

Probate & Estate Administration – Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Lawyers refer to the entity that owns the deceased’s assets until those assets are distributed as an “estate.” Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly.