Personal Injury Law
Car Accidents: Thousands of people get into car accidents every day. Even if you’ve been involved in a minor accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Dealing with insurance claims can be daunting and frustrating, and insurance companies can make the process anything but easy. It’s important to have an experienced attorney advocating for you at every step of the way.
Truck Accidents: With some trucks weighing over 80,000 lbs, getting into an accident with a truck can be devastating. The laws for drivers with commercial driving license can make matters even more complex.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents can involve serious injury for those involved. If you’re a downed biker, it’s important to have an experienced attorney advocating for your rights.
Wrongful Death: The death of a loved one is always difficult, but if you believe it to be the fault of negligence of another, the process of grieving becomes even more painful. Whether from a fatal auto accident, plane crash, or defective product, you may be entitled to the maximum compensation.
Real Estate Law
Residential Properties: If you are considering buying a home in South Carolina, congratulations! To protect your purchase, South Carolina requires that an attorney oversee every real estate closing. I work to make the entire process seamless, whether that be gathering all necessary information, helping a buyer get title insurance, conducting a title search, setting up a time and date for the closing, or handling complications such as landlord and tenant disputes.
Commercial Properties: From zoning and property tax to ownership disputes to environmental issues, the purchase of a commercial property is often complicated. I help my clients negotiate these issues and protect their investment.
Quiet Title Action: If you are trying to close on a home, current or future ownership disputes can stall the sale’s progress. A quiet title action “quiets” or silences any challenges to ownership and clears up any other issues.
Mobile Home Detitlement: Mobile home purchasers often get a much better loan rate if the mobile home is detitled. Mobile home detitlement attaches the home to a piece of land, resulting in one tax bill and lower interest rates.
Wills: Writing a will is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones, but roughly 3 out of 10 Americans over the age of 65 do not have one. A thorough and clear will can give you peace of mind and eliminate hassle or dispute for your loved ones. Wills can vary from simple to complex, and consulting an attorney can help you determine which you need.
Trusts: A will is not the only option for securing the future of your estate. If you want to eliminate the need for it to pass through probate court, a revocable living trust may be the best option for you. Set up a free consultation to determine what kind of trust would be the best fit for your desires and needs, whether that be a charitable trust, a special needs trust, or a family trust.
Power of Attorney: A Power of Attorney (POA) authorizes someone to make decisions on another's behalf–either in private or business affairs. In South Carolina, a person may sign a special health-care POA to allow a trusted person to handle issues related to their health-care. It may be special, general, or temporary. It’s an important decision and both parties must be legally and mentally able to enter into the agreement.
Business Formations Law
Partnership: A business partnership is a legal relationship that divides the ownership of a company between partners.The partnership agreement specifies all responsibilities of each partner, the type of partnership, all taxes and each partner’s distributive share. As you can imagine, a poorly defined partnership can lead to internal disputes that potentially destroy a business. An experienced attorney can advise you and alert you to important details that may be missing from your partnership agreement.
LLCs: It is relatively easy to form an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in South Carolina, but the hard part is making sure your LLC complies with relevant state and federal laws for its lifetime. A violation could make you personally liable. Protect your LLC and get legal advice to keep your LLC compliant with federal and South Carolina state laws.
Corporations: The process of forming a corporation can be a headache, if only because of the amount of paperwork required. From submitting the Articles of Incorporation to drafting Bylaws to outlining all federal, state, and local regulations, I wade through the red tape so my clients don’t have to.