Welcome to Turner Padget
With five offices strategically located across South Carolina, Turner Padget has extensive experience representing clients throughout the state. Because our attorneys have a deep understanding of South Carolina’s laws and what it takes to do business in the Palmetto State, we provide our clients with straightforward, practical advice targeted at meeting their legal demands. In addition, we have experience in dealing with various out-of-state and international issues. Whether a client's needs are in South Carolina or beyond, our attorneys employ a sensible and well-reasoned approach in handling matters, and we pride ourselves in providing both effective and efficient representation to our clients.
New Top-Level Domains: opportunities and risks for businesses
Everyone is familiar with “.com” and “.net” and maybe even “.org” and “.edu”. These are some of the current generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). After years of status quo, however, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is releasing hundreds of new gTLDs. Just this month seven new domains hit the street: .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles and .ventures. And ICANN plans to release nearly 1,500 more in the coming weeks.
Klosowski’s Opinion Assists Japanese Shipping Company
Ben Klosowski’s international shipping container client designed a mechanism to speed unloading of dry bulk containers. The client eventually became aware of a European company’s U.S. patent on a device also used for unloading bulk containers. The client asked Ben to assess the matter.
Payne and Cromer Obtain a Defense Verdict in a Corporate Divorce Case
The dispute involved a business that divorcing parties jointly owned. Disagreements ensued between the parties over all major corporate decisions, and the matter became very contentious when the Plaintiff discovered that the Defendant’s son started a competing business.
Michelle Clayton and Reggie Belcher Defeat Union Campaign
Michelle Clayton and Reggie Belcher recently represented an international auto parts manufacturer during a seven-week union campaign, which resulted in the company defeating the RWDSU/UFCW union by a 90-64 vote in a union representation election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
The South Carolina General Assembly Has Approved Proposed New Regulation
The South Carolina General Assembly has approved the proposed Regulation requiring mediation in some Workers’ Compensation claims. The new Regulation will take effect around June 28, 2013.