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26 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 26 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2018. As one of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys across several practice areas. The 2018 edition of the publication is available today at www.bestlawyers.com.


Turner Padget Launches “Palmetto Propeller,” Invests $1 Million in S.C. Businesses

Apr 27, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the Palmetto Propeller initiative designed to help South Carolina start-up and small businesses achieve success by providing needed legal services at no cost. For nearly 90 years, Turner Padget has been serving small businesses in South Carolina, and has been a small business itself. Their lawyers know South Carolina business, and, as a full service law firm, they know how to meet small business needs with practical, straightforward advice and strategies to propel businesses forward.

“At Turner Padget, we are strong supporters of the small business community,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The Palmetto Propeller project is our way of helping start-ups and small businesses and thanking them for all they do for our state, our firm, and our communities. Turner Padget has committed $1,000,000 in free legal services over five years for this project to help companies capitalize on their entrepreneurial spirit and expand.”


“Creditors’ Rights Trump Ownership Restrictions in LLC Operating Agreements”

Aug 01, 2016

In an article published in the August issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Mark Goddard discusses a recent South Carolina Supreme Court Decision that is providing further protection for creditors. Goddard provides insight on the takeaways for LLC members now that creditors have a clear, and protected, path to the foreclosure on LLC distributional interests. For the full article, you may click here.


“LLC or Corporation? What’s Best for You?” Small Business Opportunities

Nov 10, 2015

In an article published on Nov. 9, 2015, Mark B. Goddard provides advice to entrepreneurs starting a business. Goddard explains the difference between an LLC, an S corporation and a C corporation. “One advantage of the LLC is the ability to choose how the company’s income will be taxed,” Goddard notes. “Another advantage of an LLC is the ability to decide how profits are to be distributed.” 


Turner Padget Shareholder Relocates Back to Columbia

May 05, 2015

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announced today that shareholder Mark B. Goddard will return to the firm’s Columbia office from Myrtle Beach, where he has practiced since 2012. Goddard was based in Columbia before moving to expand the firm’s business litigation capabilities in Myrtle Beach. He returns to lead the business litigation practice in the Midlands, and to assist with Turner Padget’s recruiting and training efforts firmwide.