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May 31, 2016

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment and Litigation Practices

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial. In the latter category, the firm rose one band over its 2015 ranking, reflecting Turner Padget's increased depth in complex and diverse litigation matters. 

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Nov 10, 2015

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

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.” 

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Nov 02, 2015

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition as Leading Law Firm in 37 Practice Areas

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers  “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is honored in 37 practice areas in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville markets. The list is published collaboratively by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, and is available today at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

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Sep 22, 2015

Josey Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation

Turner Padget announces that Florence-based shareholder J. René Josey has been elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. In this position, Josey will serve as chairman of the Foundation’s finance committee. 

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Sep 01, 2015

“Midlands People and Achievements: Lanneau “Lanny” Lambert, Jr.,” The State

On August 27, 2015, The State recognized Lanny Lambert for his election as president to the National Conference of Bar Presidents. 

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Sep 01, 2015

Lambert Elected Top Post of National Conference,” Columbia Regional Business Report

Lanny Lambert was recognized by Columbia Regional Business Report in an August 27, 2015 article for his election as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.

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Sep 01, 2015

Lambert Elected Leader of the National Conference of Bar Presidents,” SCNow

On August 27, 2015, SCNow published an article recognizing Turner Padget's Lanny Lambert for his election as president to the National Conference of Bar Presidents.

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Sep 01, 2015

Lanny Lambert Elected as Leader of the National Conference of Bar Presidents,” Midlands Biz

In an article published in MidlandsBiz on August 26, 2015, Turner Padget's Lanny Lambert is recognized for his election as president to the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). Lambert is a shareholder in the firm’s real estate practice group and is the first member from South Carolina to be elected as president of the organization since 1970. He will guide the NCBP in its mission to educate and train local and state bar association leaders.

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Aug 24, 2015

Turner Padget Lanny Lambert Elected as Leader of the National Conference of Bar Presidents

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that Lanneau Wm. (“Lanny”) Lambert, Jr. has been elected as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). Lambert, a shareholder in the firm’s real estate practice group, is the first member from South Carolina to be elected as president of the organization since 1970. He will guide the NCBP in its mission to educate and train local and state bar association leaders.

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Aug 17, 2015

20 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 20 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2016. In addition, four attorneys earned the additional distinction as Lawyers of the Year by the publication. 

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Jun 15, 2015

“The Fine Print,” University of South Carolina Law Alumni News

On June 12, 2015, the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni News published the news of Ian McVey and Elizabeth Blackwell’s arrival to the firm. Mcvey joined as Columbia-based of counsel, and Blackwell is a Charleston-based associate. These attorneys bring the number of new hires by Turner Padget since January to six lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices.

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Jun 12, 2015

“Midlands People & Achievements: Ian McVey,” The State

In an article published in The State on June 12, 2015, Turner Padget announced that Ian McVey has joined the firm as of counsel in the Columbia office. McVey’s experience ranges from real estate to banking transactional matters, to contract disputes. He counsels lenders, creditors, businesses and individuals in litigation matters. Additionally, he currently serves in the House of Delegates for The South Carolina Bar. 

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Jun 09, 2015

Turner Padget Continues Litigation Practice Growth With Three Attorneys

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the continued expansion of its litigation practice with the addition of three attorneys. Ian McVey joins as a Columbia-based of counsel, and Elizabeth Blackwell and Nickisha Woodward as Charleston-based associates. These attorneys bring the number of new hires since January to six lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices.  

“Ian, Elizabeth and Nickisha are talented and respected litigators in South Carolina, and we are pleased to add them to our growing team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “They are an integral part of the additions that we have already announced this year, as we continue to respond to growing needs from clients for strategic litigation counsel.” 

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May 20, 2015

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Three Practices

Seven Shareholders Also Recognized as Leaders in Their Field

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget received the top rankings among South Carolina law firms in three practice areas: Labor and Employment, Litigation -- General Commercial and Real Estate. In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete 2015 guide of Chambers USA is available today at  http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA. 

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May 11, 2015

Turner Padget Launches Business Litigation Blog

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s Business Litigation Blog as a resource to South Carolina businesses and national companies with interests in the state. The regularly updated blog, available at http://www.turnerpadget.com/south-carolina-business-litigation-blog/, includes legal case studies, practical application of business strategies and guidance to employers.

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May 05, 2015

Turner Padget Shareholder Relocates Back to Columbia

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. 

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May 01, 2015

Turner Padget Boosts Litigation Practice with Three Attorneys

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that three attorneys have joined the firm’s litigation practice. Tiffni Shealy joins as Florence-based of counsel, Brittany F. Boykin as a Charleston-based associate, and R. Taylor Speer as a Greenville-based associate. These additions bring the number of new hires since January to five lawyers, following the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices. 

“Tiffni, Brittany and Taylor are talented and respected, up-and-coming litigators in South Carolina, and we are pleased to add them to our team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “Significantly, they are part of the first wave of additions we plan to announce this year, as we respond to growing needs from clients for strategic legal counsel and trusted business partners. Our litigation practice is one of the main areas where we anticipate growth, and these three attorneys will be an incredible asset to our firm.” 

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Jan 16, 2015

Kristen Nichols Elected to Board of SCWLA

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that Kristen N. Nichols has been elected to the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association effective January 24, 2015.

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Dec 23, 2014

Pierce Campbell Quoted in ABA Litigation News Article

C. Pierce Campbell, a shareholder in our Florence office, was quoted on Dec. 1, 2014 in ABA Litigation News. In the article entitled, “Court Compels Production of Privileged Documents to Shareholders,” Campbell discusses how the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection may not shield corporate documents from shareholder inspection, according to Walmart Store, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Fund IBEW.

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Nov 04, 2014

Kristen Nichols Joins Turner Padget Charleston Office

Kristen N. Nichols has joined the law firm of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. and is based in the Charleston office. Ms. Nichols practices in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Lending Transactions, and Business and Commercial Litigation.

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Oct 20, 2014

René Josey Elected to ABOTA

The firm of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. proudly announces that J. Rene Josey has been approved for membership by the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).

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Sep 12, 2014

Campbell Quoted in 2014 ABA Litigation News’ Summer Issue

C. Pierce Campbell, a shareholder in our Florence office, was quoted in the ABA Litigation News’ Summer 2014 issue. In the cover article entitled, “Think You’ve Pled a Fraud Claim? Think Again,” Campbell discusses the significant decision in cases like Lakeshore Engineering v. Richmond Utilities Board, where the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky agreed to modify a prior order denying a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The court admitted to using the notice pleading standard of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, rather than Rule 9(b)’s heightened pleading standard regarding negligent misrepresentation. More