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Preserve and Protect Your Assets

Do you need help with Probate? Or do you need a will? Help with a trust? Worried and confused about what type of planning you should be doing to protect your family? Call today for an initial consultation.

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Business Creation

At Gem McDowell Law Group, Gem and his associates help people with the legal aspects of creating and running a business.

Business Planning

Gem McDowell has been a corporate attorney since 1992 helping businesses and business owners prepare for the unexpected.

Business Acquisition or Sale

Gem McDowell Law Group represents both buyers and sellers in business acquisition deals.

Estate Planning, Wills and Probate

The attorneys at Gem McDowell Law Group work with individuals and families to create estate planning documents.

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Why Hire Us?

Gem McDowell Law Group focuses on business law and works with individuals and businesses in the Mt. Pleasant and the greater Charleston and Myrtle Beach areas. Gem McDowell, also helps individuals with estate planning and probating estates. Gem McDowell Law Group offers a free 20 minute consultation. So call (843) 284-1021 today to schedule yours. To thank current and former military and first responders for their service, Gem offers a 10% discount on all legal services.

Gem knows estate and business laws in South Carolina and his methods are rock solid
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Meet Our Team

Gem McDowell

Principal Attorney
Gem received his Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College, Juris Doctor from University of South Carolina at Columbia and a Master’s in Laws in Taxation from Emory University.

Jackie Jarnagin

Assistant to Gem McDowell
Jackie has been with the firm since 2018.  She currently assists Gem McDowell and his team with administrative responsibilities related to Estate Planning and Business Law. 

Melinda Kerr

Melinda Kerr joined the Gem McDowell Law Group in 2012 and is currently the Paralegal.
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Welcome to Gem McDowell Law Group, P.A.

Gem McDowell Law provides premier estate planning and business law services on matters related to estate planning, probate court, trust litigation, wills, trusts, asset protection, guardianship administration, business planning, business disputes and LLC creation. We serve Charleston SC, Mount Pleasant SC, Isle of Palms SC, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island and all other cities in Berkeley County Charleston County, Dorchester County and Horry County South Carolina

Gem McDowell Law Group in Mount Pleasant, SC focuses on business law and works with people and businesses in the Mt. Pleasant and greater Charleston area. Gem McDowell, also help individuals with estate planning. They offer a free consultation, so call (843) 284-1021 today to schedule yours.

To thank them for their service, Gem McDowell Law offers current and former military and first-responders a 10% discount on all legal services.

Corporate Attorneys in Mt. Pleasant

Businesses at every stage of life can benefit from the insight of a skilled corporate attorney. Gem has over 22 years of experience helping business owners buy, sell, and grow their businesses and handle commercial real estate deals.

Gem have experience in a variety of areas of corporate law, including:

Business Creation. Get help filling out and filing the right documents to make your business legal and find out the benefits and drawbacks of being a partnership, an LLC, a corporation, and more.

Business Acquisition. Get advice from every stage, from determining whether a business is appropriate for acquisition through creating the acquisition agreement and beyond.

Business Planning. Protect your business and keep it going no matter what happens to the partners or owners. Implement buy-sell agreements, capital call agreements, and more to avoid an ugly “business divorce” down the road.

Commercial Real Estate. From reviewing titles to creating contracts to closing, in the state of South Carolina you need an attorney to help you complete commercial real estate transactions.

Taxation Law. With many years of experience in tax law, Gem brings valuable knowledge to the businesses he works with. He can help them reduce their tax liabilities.

Estate Planning in Mt. Pleasant

Gem McDowell Law Group is also proud to serve individuals and families who are interested in estate planning. They review existing documents and help people by drafting wills, living wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and more.


Gem McDowell speaks to groups large and small on a variety of legal topics around corporate law, tax law, commercial real estate, and estate planning. Check out the Speaking page to find out more.

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To schedule an appointment, call the Mt. Pleasant office at (843) 284-1021 today.

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