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Author: Law Office of Gem McDowell, P.A

How to Protect Your Interests With Enforceable Covenants Not to Compete

South Carolina is a state that values an individual’s freedom to work. Because of that, it does not look kindly on contracts that try to restrict a person from working....

Did You Choose the Wrong Business Type?

Picking what kind of business you’re going to be – “choice of entity” – is one of the first and most important things you do when you start a business....

What’s the Difference Between a C-Corp and an S-Corp?

Deciding what kind of entity you want to be is one of the first steps when creating a new business. If you’ve already decided that your business should be a...

How A Buy-Sell Agreement Is Like Monopoly

Imagine sitting down with someone to play Monopoly, and it’s the first time ever for both of you. What do you do first? After you each pick a token –...

5 Ways A Business Lawyer Helps Grow And Protect Your Business

Business law, or corporate law, is the application of law to the business world. The two are completely intertwined at all times. For that reason, as a business owner you...

The Unintended Consequences of Bad Estate Planning

We always advise people to get estate planning done. If you don’t decide what will happen to your assets upon your death, the state will decide for you. But sometimes,...

What to Know About Estate Taxes for Estate Planning

An estate tax is levied on an estate of a certain value. Because the tax rate is so high – up to 40% – it’s smart to do what you...

What Happens if You Die in South Carolina Without a Will?

You may be wondering what happens if you die in South Carolina without a will. If that happens, your surviving spouse will get 50% of your estate, and your children...

The 5 Essential Estate Planning Documents

When you come to Gem McDowell Law Group to work on your estate plan, we discuss five documents together: a will, a trust, a living will, a healthcare power of...

Should I Use LegalZoom to Create My Will?

Should you trust your estate planning documents to DIY legal sites like LegalZoom? Short answer: Probably not. Every person is different. Every family situation is different. And if you have...
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