William Johnson named 2024 Best Lawyers® ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for business organizations in Columbia

April 3, 2024

Best Lawyers has recognized Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. shareholder William R. Johnson as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) in Columbia, South Carolina.

Only one lawyer in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” This designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Will leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Economic Development practice group and focuses on economic development, corporate law and tax matters. His work includes negotiating and drafting fees in lieu of tax (FILOT) agreements, structuring special source revenue credit arrangements and assisting companies with other incentives such as job development and job tax credits.

Will’s work has helped facilitate more than $10 billion in domestic and foreign investment in South Carolina. In addition to his economic development practice, he also maintains corporate and tax practices.

In addition to this year’s accolade, Will has previously been included in The Best Lawyers in America© for:

– Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2022-2024)
– Corporate Law (2022-2024)
– Economic Development Law (2019-2024)
– Tax Law (2013-2024)

He was also named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for economic development in Columbia.


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About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Established in 1887, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is a full-service law firm providing creative and efficient solutions for local, national and international clients. With more than 110 attorneys located throughout the Carolinas, we are well-positioned to meet the complex legal needs of our clients. Learn more at www.hsblawfirm.com.