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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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Seven K&L Gates partners in Charleston recognized in 2020 Best Lawyers in America

 

Seven partners from the Charleston, South Carolina office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America, with one of the partners, Mark Sharpe, also recognized as Charleston’s Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law. The lawyers and the categories in which Best Lawyers recognizes…

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K&L Gates advises Kaman Corporation on $700 million sale of distribution segment

 

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP served as the lead legal advisor to Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) on the sale of the company’s distribution segment to affiliates of private equity investment firm Littlejohn & Co., LLC, for total cash consideration of $700 million, excluding certain working capital adjustments. Kaman is a premier designer and manufacturer…

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Midlands Legal Elite honors 11 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that 11 of our attorneys have been named to Columbia Business Monthly’s 2019 Legal Elite of the Midlands. Mary Caskey was named “Top Vote Getter” for Bankruptcy / Creditor’s Rights Law. She was also recognized for Banking & Finance Law. Kathleen Muthig was named “Top Vote Getter” for Banking & Finance…

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McDaniel honored among 2019 Women of Influence

 

Kathleen McDaniel, a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, is among those selected for 2019 Women of Influence honors. Presented by the Columbia Regional Business Report, the award recognizes women who are working to make the Midlands a better place. This year’s 25 recipients include professionals from all walks of life, including CEOs and…

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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 regarded…

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Lisle Traywick named to 2020 Leadership Columbia class

 

Lisle Traywick, an associate with Robinson Gray law firm, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020. He is one of 63 up-and-coming community leaders named to the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce program, presented by BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina. This will be the 47th class since the program was founded in…

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Simmons Law Firm founder named to Best Lawyers in America

 

John S. Simmons, founding attorney of Simmons Law Firm in Columbia, S.C., was selected again by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in the field of White-Collar Criminal Defense. Simmons served as the youngest Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney in the country, having been named to the post by President George…

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Upstate Legal Elite honors 13 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that 13 of our attorneys have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2019 Legal Elite of the Upstate. Garrett Steck was named “Top Vote Getter” for International Law. He provides advice and counsel to clients on employment compliance issues, including I-9 investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations,…

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Clawson and Staubes attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

 

  Clawson and Staubes announced that partners Sam Clawson and Ronnie Craig have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Recognition by practice Area includes: Sam Clawson – Insurance Law Ronnie Craig – Insurance Law Best Lawyers is a highly respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition by Best…

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Ashley Johnson and Ben Gooding named among ‘Best & Brightest’ for 2019

 

Attorneys Ben Gooding and Ashley Johnson, both associates with Robinson Gray law firm, have been named as among the Best and Brightest community leaders under 35 by Columbia Business Monthly. The magazine said they were being named to the 2019 class of Best & Brightest for “for their excellence in both career and community work.”…

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Detwiler, English named to Legal Elite of the Midlands

 

Richard C. Detwiler and Andrew C. English, III, both members of Callison Tighe, are recognized in the latest edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” Mr. Detwiler is honored in workers’ compensation. Mr. English is recognized in commercial real estate. Mr. Detwiler has been listed in four previous editions of “Legal Elite.” Three of the…

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Elmore Goldsmith attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020

 

The law firm of Elmore Goldsmith announced that five of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020. The following Elmore Goldsmith attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020: • L. Franklin “Frank” Elmore: Construction Law and Litigation–Construction • Mason…

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‘Best Lawyers’ selects 17 Nelson Mullins attorneys for 2020 ‘Lawyer of the Year’

 

The Best Lawyers in America® has selected 17 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys for 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective cities. Each of the attorneys received the most votes from among their peers in their practice areas to earn the recognition. The “Lawyers of the Year” are: In Charlotte, N.C.: David…

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Eight Rosen Hagood attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

 

Rosen Hagood announced that eight of its attorneys were named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Kathleen Muthig selected for Leadership Columbia

 
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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Kathleen Muthig has been selected to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 2019-2020 class of Leadership Columbia. As a member of the 47th Leadership Columbia class, Kathleen will join 60 local professionals for a 10-month curriculum, including monthly classes, a retreat, a class project and other activities around the Midlands. Kathleen is…

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Three Morton & Gettys attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers’ for 2020

 

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three attorneys with the Rock Hill firm of Morton & Gettys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2020. The 26th edition recognizes John Gettys and Joshua Vann in the area of real estate law, and Joe Raad in trusts and estates. Raad has received the recognition six times,…

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Multi-agency sex-sting operation led by Richland County Sheriff’s Department

 

By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   COLUMBIA, S.C. – It has been a testing two weeks for the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD). First was the successful RCSD-led sting operation, Aug. 5-10, targeting online sexual predators – “monsters” as Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott refers to them – and those soliciting prostitution, followed by an…

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Eighteen Wyche attorneys named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list

 

Best Lawyers® has recognized 18 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  Best Lawyers also named three Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.”  Eric Amstutz is the 2020 Greenville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Henry Parr is the 2020 Greenville Appellate Practice Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and Matthew Richardson is the 2020 Columbia Product…

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24 Turner Padget Lawyers named among Best Lawyers in America

 

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 24 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2020 and 3 of them have received the “Lawyer of the Year” award. As one of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of…

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Best Lawyers® recognizes 12 Moore & Van Allen Charleston office attorneys

 

  Moore & Van Allen PLLC announced that 12 Charleston office attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. In total, 83 Moore & Van Allen attorneys were recognized. The Charleston office Moore & Van Allen attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America 2020 list include: W. (Sam)…

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Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey Attorneys recognized among Best Lawyers in America©

 

Four attorneys of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, have been honored in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©, including Managing Partner, James (Jim) W. Bannister, who is being recognized with the esteemed “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in the Greenville market for the second year in a row. James W. (“Jim”) Bannister, Managing…

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Burnette, Shutt receive Columbia Lawyer of the Year honors

 

M. Malissa Burnette and Nekki Shutt are recognized as Columbia “Lawyers of the Year” in the just-released 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Burnette is honored in Employment Law – Individuals. It’s the third time she’s received that honor and her fifth overall “Lawyer of the Year” award. Shutt was selected in Litigation –…

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Tighe named Columbia Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate

 

Michael W. Tighe, one of the co-founders of Callison Tighe & Robinson, earned Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” honors in Litigation – Real Estate in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. It marks the fifth consecutive year that a Callison Tighe attorney has earned Lawyer of the Year honors. Tighe has earned the…

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3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys included in Best Lawyers

 

Three partners at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earned a total of 12 honors in the new edition of Best Lawyers in America. The listings include two Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” awards. M. Malissa Burnette, who’s been every edition of Best Lawyers since 2005, is Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Individuals.…

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28 Womble Bond Dickinson Charleston attorneys ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

 

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charleston office placed 28 attorneys on the 2020 Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America rankings. The following is a list of the Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys in Charleston who rank among the country’s best. Attorneys noted with an asterisk (*) have been named 2020 Lawyer of the Year in the Charleston…

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Four Bluestein Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers for 2020; Marti Bluestein honored as Lawyer of the Year in Workers’ Comp

 

Four Bluestein Attorneys are being honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2020, and one of them – Founding Partner Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication. Here’s the firm’s full list of honorees, with the practice areas in which they are being…

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Scott & Corley, P.A. attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

 

Scott & Corley, P.A. announced that its Firm Chairman, Ronald “Ron” C. Scott, and Firm Managing Attorney, Reginald “Reggie” P. Corley, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of BEST LAWYERS in AMERICA® (Woodard-White Inc.) for the State of South Carolina. This year marks Ron Scott’s Eleventh (11) consecutive year as a selection for Mortgage…

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17 Robinson Gray attorneys named ‘Best Lawyers’ for 2020; Betsy Gray and Frank Ellerbe honored as ‘Lawyers of the Year’

 

Two Robinson Gray attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas by Best Lawyers in America. They are among 17 attorneys from the firm who have been recognized in the 2020 edition. Member Betsy Gray is the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” award recipient in the category of Bet-the-Company Litigation in…

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24 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Greenville attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

 
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Statewide, 65 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 24 attorneys for inclusion in The 2020 Best Lawyers in America© and five attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for Greenville. The following attorneys have been…

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12 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Charleston attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

 
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Statewide, 65 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 12 attorneys for inclusion in The 2020 Best Lawyers in America© and two attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for Charleston. The following have been recognized…

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27 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Columbia attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

 
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Statewide, 65 Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 27 attorneys for inclusion in The 2020 Best Lawyers in America© and three attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia. The following have been recognized…

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McKay Firm adds two to Insurance Defense practice

 

The McKay Firm welcomes two new Associates and expand their Insurance Defense practice. Eric Guimaraes practices in the areas of general civil defense, governmental defense, and transportation defense. During his time in law school, Eric was a Law Clerk in the Richland County Solicitor’s Office, served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, was on the executive…

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Barnes Alford welcomes Jeffrey Hopkins

 

Barnes Alford announced that Jeffrey D. Hopkins has joined the firm as an associate.  Mr. Hopkins earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in May 2014 and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May 2017, where he received the Compleat Lawyer Bronze Award.  Prior to joining…

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Burnette, McDaniel of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel included in Legal Elite

 

M. Malissa Burnette and Kathleen McDaniel are included in the newest edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” Both are listed in the Top 10 in two practice areas each. Burnette is highlighted in Labor and Employment Law and Education Law, while McDaniel is honored in Environmental and Energy and Utilities Law. The attorneys at…

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Turner Padget forms Government Relations & Public Policy service with addition of new attorneys

 

Turner Padget announced the formation of a Government Relations & Public Policy service with the addition of attorneys Edward J. Schafer and James F. Knox in the firm’s Columbia office. Schafer and Knox will help clients find the legislative and regulatory solutions they need to resolve complex issues. “Our clients doing business before governmental entities…

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Rogers Townsend launches new website

 

Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC announced the launch of the Firm’s new website, www.rogerstownsend.com. Located in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Charlotte, with services in the US Virgin Islands, Rogers Townsend has a 35-year history in the Carolinas. “We want our online presence to best communicate who we are. Our services, our people, our culture, and…

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Non Profit Minute – Lana Kleiman, Charleston Legal Access

 

  The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Lana Kleiman, Executive…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Ron Scott joins MEBA Board of Directors

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Ron Scott has joined the Midlands Education and Business Alliance Board of Directors. MEBA impacts the Midlands by connecting educators with businesses to create programs that align curriculum with work skills needed today and tomorrow. Ron focuses his practice on public finance, economic development and healthcare law matters. Prior to joining…

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Seven Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC attorneys honored among South Carolina’s Legal Elite

 

Three partners of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, along with four firm associates, have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Upstate for the fifth consecutive year. The Legal Elite is composed of attorneys in the Upstate who were nominated by their peers as “the best and most well-respected in their field.”…

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