McNair Law Firm, P.A. Announces the Addition of Gottlieb & Smith, P.A. and New Shareholders

COLUMBIA, SC – April 25, 2008 – McNair Law Firm, P.A., with eight offices throughout the state of South Carolina, and one office in North Carolina is pleased to announce the following:

In its Columbia, South Carolina office ~

Effective March 31, 2008 The Law Firm of Gottlieb & Smith, P.A. will join forces with McNair Law Firm, P.A. in Columbia.  

JOEL E. GOTTLIEB, formerly of Gottlieb & Smith, has become a Shareholder of McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.  Joel was graduated from the University of South Carolina with an A.B. degree in 1965 and earned his J.D. degree from the USC, School of Law in 1968 where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review.    From 1968 until 1971 Joel was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of South Carolina.  Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for his practice of real estate, he is also recognized in that area of law and listed in Chambers USA – Americas Leading Lawyers in Business.   Joel’s practice area concentrations are COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, SHOPPING CENTER LAW, CONDOMINIUM, LAW, GENERAL CORPORATE and BUSINESS LAW TRANSACTIONS.

MICHAEL TODD “TODDY” SMITH, formerly of Gottlieb & Smith, has joined McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. as Of Counsel.  After attending Wofford College Toddy was graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in 1971 and earned his J.D. degree from the USC, School of Law in 1974.    His practice areas include REAL ESTATE, TIMBER and LOGGING LAW, FORESTRY LAW and GENERAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS. 

DURHAM BONEY, formerly of Gottlieb & Smith, has become a Shareholder of McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.  Durham was graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in 1990 and earned his J.D. degree from the USC, School of Law in 1994, where he was a member of the Order of Coif and the Order of Wig and Robe.  He was also the Managing Editor, Student Editorial Board of the American Bar Association Real Property & Trust Journal.   Durham’s practice areas include COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, SHOPPING CENTER LAW and GENERAL CORPORATE and BUSINESS LAW.

JEFFREY D. DeGOOD, formerly of Gottlieb & Smith, has become a Shareholder of McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.  Jeff was graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. degree in 1998 and earned his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 2001 where he was a member of the Student Editorial Board of the South Carolina Law Review.  Jeff is the author of “How to Start a Business in North Carolina and South Carolina,” (Sphinx Publishing – 2003).  His practice areas include COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, SHOPPING CENTER LAW and GENERAL CORPORATE and BUSINESS LAW.

Also in its Columbia, South Carolina office ~

PAMELA A. BAKER has become a Shareholder of McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.  Pam was graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Biology in 1989 and earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the USC, School of Law in 2001 where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of Wig and Robe.  Pam was also the Associate Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review.  Her practice area is ENVIRONMENTAL and she regularly assists with the defense of state and federal environmental enforcement actions including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act (CERCLA) as well as other environmental and health statutes and regulations.


For more information about these attorneys or McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. please visit www.mcnair.net.