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I highly, highly recommend Gem. He has helped my family with both estate planning (wills, POAs, etc.) and with business matters (inc. LLC creation) and we couldn’t be happier. I think the biggest thing that sets him apart from other lawyers is just his sheer knowledge and experience. He’s seen and done a lot, so he’s able to anticipate potential problems or complications that most people wouldn’t even think of and help you avoid them. He’s also great at explaining legal concepts in a simple way to non-lawyers like me. I really appreciate how communicative he and his whole team are; they’re very responsive and keep you updated so you’re not left in the dark. The whole team is great (especially Melinda and Jackie!), very friendly and professional. When my parents moved to SC, they went to Gem for help with their estate plan. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer anyone who needs help with estate planning, business matters, or commercial real estate to Gem. Five stars.
Gem, Jackie and team were amazingly responsive, friendly and knowledgeable in my business creation. They made everything easy and I cannot believe how fast the process was. 10/10 will be reaching out in the future as needed!
Great people. Took great lengths in reassuring me on getting my legal issues drawn up. Definitely recommend him.
Gem McDowell was very helpful in explaining my different options. I would recommend him.
Mr McDowell helped us update our wills and associated documents to bring them in line with changes in our personal lives and in changes in South Carolina requirements. He provided detailed explanations for everything and responded to our questions immediately and clearly. We plan to continue our relationship with his firm. Gem and Jackie are responsible, personable and easy to work with.
Patient, thorough, and professional. I have worked with many estate planners in my profession as a private trustee and I am very confident in Gem's work. I don't hand out 5 Stars lightly, but he and Jackie are an outstanding team.
Being from Georgia in need of an Estate Attorney in S.C., I turned to Google (against my better judgement), but I "lucked into" Gem McDowell! QUALITY: Gem is extremely intelligent, well spoken (yet can come down to a layman's level to explain the "legaleze" of a concept). He is personable and compassionate; innovative in his thinking - ideas around the roadblocks, etc. GOOD VALUE: I wouldn't say Gem's services "come cheap," but in legal work, I am looking for knowledge and best outcomes. The savings is in what he puts in your contract. He is worth every penny! PROFESSIONL: Gem's understanding, interpretation and explanation of the law really impressed me. After the Estate work, I hired him to handle the sale of my company. I (and my buyer - a friend) were so confident in his personal integrity that we hired him to do both sides of the deal, and everyone is pleased with the outcome. (BTW, his staff is just as professional and helpful, filling in where qualified, to help save you money). **RESPONSIVENESS - (stars for emphasis) Gem and his staff were so incredibly responsive to my phone calls, questions and needs. I was always stunned by how fast he responded: day and night and occasionally weekends! (Even a few calls while on vaca at Disneyworld). Because of my personal situation, these 2 jobs were drawn out of over 8 months, and Gem hung in there patiently all that time, available whenever necessary. Small staff, smart guy added up to the best of outcomes for me.
Gem and Jackie were diligent and answered my questions as I updated my estate planning along with planning a special needs trust for my son. I would highly recommend them for your estate planning needs.
Gem McDowell and his staff are first class and did a great job for my family! I would give him the highest reference for anyone/family looking for a corporate tax attorney or needing estate planning done in the state of South Carolina.
Professional, courteous, and excellent at what they do. Reasonable fees too! Highest recommendation!