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South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association launches Labor Law Compliance Help Desk

 

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) launched their Labor Law Compliance Help Desk today with assistance from national employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. The help desk provides quick answers to employment law questions, enabling its members to proactively assess risk when a challenging situation arises. The SCRLA provides its members with 15…

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Mary Sharp honored with prestigious Jean Galloway Bissell Award by SCWLA

 

The South Carolina Women Lawyers Association has named Mary Sharp as the 2019 recipient of its prestigious Jean Galloway Bissell Award. The Beaufort attorney was honored on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, with a reception. Jean Galloway Bissell (1936-1990) was a trailblazer who paved the way for S.C. women lawyers in multiple fields. She graduated Phi…

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Robinson Gray’s Beth Burke Richardson named to receive Diversity & Inclusion Award

 

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has announced that Beth Burke Richardson, a member with Robinson Gray law firm, has been chosen as one of 20 to receive the publication’s Diversity & Inclusion Award for 2019. The 20 North and South Carolina leaders being honored with the award will be recognized at a luncheon on Wednesday, Dec.…

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South Carolina attorneys Luke Burke and Jack McDonald become partners at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey

 

Attorneys Luke Burke and Jack McDonald recently became partners of Greenville’s award-winning law firm, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey. Burke, Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Upstate Top Vote award recipient, has practiced at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey for seven years. Honors graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and member of…

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U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize K&L Gates in seven categories in Charleston

 

The Charleston office of global law firm K&L Gates has been recognized in seven categories in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 edition. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on feedback from more than 27,000 lawyers and in-house counsel throughout the United States, and include firms in 75 national practice areas and 127…

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Morton & Gettys included in 2020 Best Law Firms in America

 

Morton & Gettys has been named in the top tier in the area of real estate law in the 2020 edition of Best Law Firms, a U.S. News–Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. This is the firm’s fourth consecutive year in the listing. In addition, the firm was named in…

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Moore & Van Allen recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers with top-tier ‘Best Law Firms’ 2020 rankings

 

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) announced that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked the firm nationally and regionally on the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list. MVA’s Charleston office was named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in three practice areas and the firm’s Charlotte office was named a Tier…

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Wyche names Matthew Couvillion and Josh Lonon shareholders

 

Wyche announced that Matthew Couvillion and Josh Lonon have been named shareholders of the firm. Matthew Couvillion serves as the firm’s Corporate Practice Group leader and focuses his practice at Wyche on transactional matters, with an emphasis on corporate law, tax, and non-profit tax exempt organizations. He has experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions,…

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Bluestein Attorneys included in 2020 Best Law Firms in America

 

Bluestein Attorneys has been named in the top tier for the Columbia area in three practice areas in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. This is the firm’s 10th year in the listing. That’s two more practice areas than…

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earns top-tier honors in Best Law Firms

 

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel again has earned Tier 1 honors in two employment law practice areas in the just-released 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms in America.” The top-level rankings are in Employment Law – Individuals and in Litigation – Labor & Employment. This marks the third consecutive year Burnette Shutt & McDaniel has earned…

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Callison Tighe earns 4 Tier 1 honors in Best Law Firms

 

Callison Tighe has earned four Tier 1 honors, and nine honors overall, in the just-released 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms in America.” The Tier 1 honors were in banking and finance litigation, insurance litigation, real estate litigation and real estate law. Insurance litigation is new to the list this year. The Tier 1 designation…

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Robinson Gray named to top tier in 2020 Best Law Firms in America

 

Robinson Gray has been named in the top tier for the Columbia area in 12 practice areas in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. That’s two more practice areas than last year. Here are the new Tier 1 rankings…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has been named a top-tier firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in its 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings for the 10th consecutive year. The firm earned a national ranking in Litigation – Construction and was recognized regionally for 63 practice areas. The following practice areas received Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings: Charleston…

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Ogletree Deakins named a “Law Firm of the Year” for ninth consecutive year

 

In addition, the firm’s Greenville office earned seven metropolitan “Tier 1” practice area rankings Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the ninth consecutive year by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best…

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Ogletree Deakins named a “Law Firm of the Year” for ninth consecutive year

 

In addition, the firm’s Columbia office earned three metropolitan “Tier 1” practice area rankings Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the ninth consecutive year by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best…

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Ogletree Deakins named a “Law Firm of the Year” for ninth consecutive year

 

In addition, the firm’s Charleston office earned a metropolitan “Tier 1” practice area ranking in the Employment Law – Management category Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the ninth consecutive year by…

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Columbia attorneys announce new firm

 

Columbia attorneys Dan D’Alberto and Michael Graham have merged their law and business consulting practices to create D’Alberto & Graham Attorneys and Advisors. The firm’s legal practice areas include general counsel services, business transactions, commercial real estate, and trusts and estates, while the business consulting practice includes general consulting, strategic planning, startups, and economic development.…

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Roopal Ruparelia earns Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Roopal Ruparelia has earned the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation from the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Each year only 100 participants are selected for the Litigation Management Institute, hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago. The Litigation Management Institute is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive…

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Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation to hold 2nd annual Shoot Out sporting clays tournaments

 

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation presents the 2 nd annual Shoot Out sporting clays tournament on Friday, November 8 at the Palmetto State Armory Shooting Facility in Swansea, SC. This event is open to the public and features cash prizes for the top three teams and the best individual shooter. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation…

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Costa Pleicones recognized with Charles H. Gray ’72 Distinguished Service Award

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Costa Pleicones was awarded the Charles H. Gray ’72 Distinguished Service Award by Wofford College. Costa was presented the award for his dedicated service and commitment to the college. He is a graduate of Wofford and received an honorary doctor of laws from the college in 2002. Costa began serving on the…

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LawyerLisa names new CEO

 

LawyerLisa, LLC announced the hire of Josh Brown, as CEO of the firm. Josh brings a fresh, team-oriented perspective to LawyerLisa after working 12 years with Rogers Builders based out of Charlotte, NC. While in this role, Josh was responsible for construction management, competitive bidding of projects and ensuring all phases of each project were…

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UofSC Law Cybersecurity webinar to focus on fighting cybercrime – Oct. 29

 

Coinciding with Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of South Carolina School of Law is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 12:30 – 2 p.m., featuring federal law enforcement officials who can help you learn how to protect your organization. Cyberattacks have been a growing problem across the country, and we believe it is…

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Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey hires new associate

 

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey welcomes Richard “Christian” Capps to its award-winning team. Capps recently earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and he will be practicing civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law. A native of Easley, South Carolina, Capps earned his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, Military…

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

 

Our 27 offices on both sides of the Atlantic provide a breadth of legal experience and services to meet our clients’ needs, without losing the intimacy of being deeply connected to our local communities. With 19 US offices spanning from Boston to Atlanta and Houston to Silicon Valley, we truly are the transatlantic law firm…

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP appoints Cordes Ford as Leader of Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team

 

Veteran construction and business litigation attorney Cordes Ford is the new leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s US-based Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team. The Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team guides companies from a wide range of industries in all aspects of capital projects, from inception to completion. The transatlantic team’s services include resolving construction and engineering…

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Haigler named to prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

 

Nick Haigler, a member of Robinson Gray law firm, has been admitted as a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. The FDCC is an organization of civil defense attorneys who are recognized leaders in the legal community, dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism in the pursuit of a balanced system of…

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Justin Bamberg to speak at Remington College Columbia Campus graduation ceremony October 18

 

Remington College Columbia Campus’ class of 2019 will hear from a key South Carolina lawmaker during their Oct. 18 graduation ceremony. The commencement speaker will be State Representative and prominent local attorney, Justin Bamberg, Esq. Bamberg was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. He represents his native Bamberg County, along with…

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Beard and Till Poteat co-author latest edition of authoritative book on workers’ compensation

 

Robinson Gray members Grady L. Beard and Shannon Till Poteat are among the seven co-authors of the new seventh edition of The Law of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in South Carolina. The book has served since 1992 as the state’s preeminent resource on the complex legal issues associated with workers’ compensation in South Carolina. Current through…

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Beth Burke Richardson sworn in as president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

 

Beth Burke Richardson, a member with Robinson Gray law firm, is the new president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She was officially sworn in to the post at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting and CLE at the Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina on Sept. 26. Her…

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Lisle Traywick joins the board of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

 

Lisle Traywick, an associate with Robinson Gray law firm, has been elected to the board of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Traywick was elected at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting and CLE at the Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina on Sept. 26. His joining the board is…

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Burr Forman McNair expands Corporate and Tax group in South Carolina

 

Burr Forman McNair announces the addition of associate Jennifer Leaphart, who joins the firm’s Corporate and Tax group where she will provide tax representation to individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, and general and limited partnerships. With experience in commercial real estate and family businesses, Leaphart counsels clients on federal, state and local tax issues as…

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Attorney Jennifer Ivey joins Walker Gressette as associate

 

Charleston attorney Jennifer S. Ivey has joined the firm of Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton, LLC. She obtained her juris doctorate in 2014 from Florida State University College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South…

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Turner Padget adds three female attorneys

 

Turner Padget announced the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s Columbia office: shareholders Kelli L. Sullivan and L. Patricia (Tricia) Wharton, and associate Ashtin D. Kilpatrick. The arrival of these lawyers reflects the firm’s growth of its core services and industry groups. “Kelli, Tricia and Ashtin each bring a unique perspective and impressive…

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Newsome Law expanding to Main Street in Columbia, SC

 

Newsome Law, a solutions-focused tax, estate and trust firm, has relocated to a new office at 1501 Main St., Suite 601, in the TD Bank building on Boyd Plaza, across from the Columbia Museum of Art in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The move complements the firm’s sustained growth and creates opportunities to accommodate additional staff,…

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Callison Tighe one of 15 employers nationally honored for supporting the Guard and Reserve

 

Columbia law firm Callison Tighe is one of 15 businesses from across the country who received the 2019 Freedom Award given by the Defense Department’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). This award is the nation’s highest recognition given to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the United States…

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Moseley Marcinak attorney, Megan Early-Soppa to present at trucking seminar

 

Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP attorney, Megan Early-Soppa, will speak at the annual Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, this week. Early-Soppa will be a panelist for the session “Beyond the Basics: Best Practices for Effective Accident Investigation and Early Case Evaluation.” As a transportation and logistics attorney, Early-Soppa focuses her practice on the representation…

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Presidential scholar to visit Furman

 

In recognition of Constitution Day, Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs will present “Slipping Toward Monarchy?: The Rising Power of the Presidency” in Hartness Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; registration is not required. Andrew Rudalevige, Ph.D., a professor…

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Robert Mebane joins MGC’s Greenville office

 

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, announced the addition of attorney Robert Mebane to their firm’s Greenville office. Mebane focuses his practice on litigation matters. Robert Mebane earned a Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College and has been practicing law for the last…

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Collins & Lacy welcomes Matt Kosciewicz as Marketing and Communications intern

 

Matt Kosciewicz has joined Collins & Lacy, P.C. as its Marketing and Communications intern. He will assist the business development department with content creation, social media management, and client relations. Kosciewicz is a senior at the University of South Carolina where he studies advertising and business administration. “Our firm has a long history of supporting…

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Joe Lucas, Managing Member of Pope Flynn named Best Lawyers® 2020 Public Finance “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte

 

Joe Lucas, an attorney concentrating in public finance, development finance, and banking and underwriting with Pope Flynn, a Columbia, South Carolina-based law firm, has received “Lawyer of the Year” in Public Finance Law for Charlotte from The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The designation is given to only a single lawyer in each practice area…

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Attorney Chris Boguski joins Robinson Gray as associate

 

Columbia attorney Christopher Boguski has joined Robinson Gray law firm as an associate. His practice areas will include bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and real estate and title insurance. Chris grew up in Columbia and has practiced here since graduating from law school. He earned his juris doctorate in 2012 from Charleston School of…

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Columbia attorney Anthony Livoti named 2019 Fred H. Sievert Award recipient

 

Murphy & Grantland, PA announced that Shareholder Anthony W. Livoti has been awarded the 2019 Fred H. Sievert Award.  This nationwide award is presented by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) to an individual who “has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the organized defense bar.”  All nominees “must be the current or…

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Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell launches new SC based lobbying firm

 

Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell announced today the launch of AWM Consulting Group, a boutique governmental affairs firm focused on lobbying and offering a full range of services that can be customized and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Mitchell, an attorney and seasoned lobbyist, plans to offer services such as strategic…

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Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell launches new SC based lobbying firm

 

Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell announced the launch of AWM Consulting Group, a boutique governmental affairs firm focused on lobbying and offering a full range of services that can be customized and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Mitchell, an attorney and seasoned lobbyist, plans to offer services such as strategic planning,…

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Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell launches new SC based lobbying firm

 

Amanda Wuenscher Mitchell announced the launch of AWM Consulting Group, a boutique governmental affairs firm focused on lobbying and offering a full range of services that can be customized and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Mitchell, an attorney and seasoned lobbyist, plans to offer services such as strategic planning,…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Lisa R. Claxton joins the SC ILG Board of Directors

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Lisa R. Claxton has joined the South Carolina Industry Liaison Group Board of Directors. SC ILG works to provide leadership, networking, communication and education to members in establishing and supporting standards of excellence in equal opportunity programs and affirmative action compliance. Active in the community, Lisa serves on the Spartanburg Community…

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GaffneyLewis LLC partner named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

 

  GaffneyLewis LLC announced that partner Amy Gaffney has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Recognition by practice areas include: Amy Gaffney Employment Law – Individuals Employment Law – Management Litigation – Labor and Employment Best Lawyers is one of the oldest peer-review publications in the legal profession and is…

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Clawson and Staubes names four new members

 

  Clawson and Staubes, LLC, a full-service law firm based in Charleston with offices in Columbia, Greenville and Charlotte, announced three new members to the firm ─ Trey Nicolette, Jessica Salerno, Jeanmarie Tankersley and Lauren Vriesinga. Trey Nicolette, based out of the Charleston office, graduated from Juniata College in 2004 with a bachelor degree in…

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11 Callison Tighe attorneys included in last edition of Best Lawyers

 

  Eleven Callison Tighe attorneys are included in the just-released 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. They earned a total of 25 honors across a wide range of practice areas. The list of awards includes firm co-founder Mike Tighe’s designation as Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Real Estate. The attorneys and…

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Bluestein’s Clarke Newton named to Leadership Columbia class of 2020

 

Clarke Newton, a lawyer with Bluestein Attorneys, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020. He is one of 63 rising community leaders who will participate in the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce program, which is presented by BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina. This is the 47th class since the program was founded…

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