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Author: gemattorney

The #1 Mistake People Make With Trusts

Mar 13, 2018
Trusts are wonderful tools for financial planning and estate planning. There are many, many kinds of trusts, each with its own purpose, pros, and cons. Trusts may be used to,...

Would Your Contract Hold Up in Court? Indemnification Clauses and Public Policy.

Jan 17, 2018
If you’re in business, you know that contracts are a must to protect yourself. But don’t make the mistake of assuming that simply having a contract is enough. If it’s...

Should Your Estate Go Through Probate? Why or Why Not?

Oct 9, 2017
Last time we cleared up confusion around probate in South Carolina and looked at what probate is and isn’t. If there’s one thing people do know about probate, it’s that...

Clearing Up Confusion About Probate in South Carolina

Aug 16, 2017
For some people, “probate” is a dirty word. Much of this attitude comes from not understanding the process, so let’s clear up the confusion. What Probate Is and What Probate...

The Statute of Elizabeth: What You Need to Know About Transferring Assets

Jun 29, 2017
What if you owed someone a lot of money, but you didn’t want to pay them back? You might try to put your assets somewhere they couldn’t be touched; for...

Law Is Not A DIY Field: When Not To Represent Yourself

Jun 14, 2017
Individuals have the right to represent themselves and “act as their own attorney,” but do businesses? Not necessarily. Try to DIY, and you may discover you’ve overstepped the bounds. That’s...

When Covenants Not to Compete and NDAs Reach Too Far

May 31, 2017
South Carolina courts are clear in their general dislike of covenants not to compete and any provisions that restrict an individual’s ability to work. They are also clear in their...

Coming Soon to a Town Near You

May 18, 2017
For many years, South Carolina has limited the number of liquor stores an owner may have within the state to three. However, that law is no longer enforceable thanks to...

Where Should I Open My Business In South Carolina?

Mar 31, 2017
In recent years, South Carolina has attracted numerous companies to the state that want to take advantage of attractive business incentives. Two such headline-making companies are Boeing, which opened its...

Are You Protected? What You May Not Know About “Piercing the Corporate Veil.”

Feb 27, 2017
One of the first things to do when going into business is to select the appropriate business structure for your venture and set it up correctly. A primary advantage of...
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