Gem founded The Gem McDowell Law Group in 2010 and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Business Acquisitions, Corporate Work and Commercial Real Estate. Prior to opening his own firm, he practiced Tax Law and Business Law at large multi-state firms and acted as general counsel for a large multi-state developer. 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. As a commercial real estate attorney, he has closed over $1 billion in real estate deals, including one project worth $270 million alone. Gem enjoys spending time with his wife Tiffaney, daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Jonathon, son Gem and his dogs.