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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program provides a broad overview of legal and regulatory topics impacting businesses of all sizes in South Carolina and serves as a foundational resource for the attorneys who advise them. The authors of the Handbook and other practitioners from around the state will present material from each chapter of the Handbook in an engaging format, beneficial to attorneys of all experience levels outlining important considerations integral to the representation of business clients. The seminar will provide information on topics such as initial business formation and tax considerations, corporate governance, business licenses, real estate considerations for business owners, basic employment law considerations, intellectual property, workers’ compensation rules, securities considerations, buying and selling a business, and dissolution and termination. The CLE will benefit attorneys by helping to identify core competencies of a business practitioner and to assist in understanding the legal concerns of business clients which may require the attorney to engage co-counsel to assist in those areas of law. The Handbook includes practical application of business law concepts, highlighting basic legal strategy for lawyers and business owners through a “Q&A” and “Practice Pointer” format placed throughout the chapters. These pointers will be highlighted and discussed during the CLE to help sharpen practice skills for attendees. 

AGENDA
8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Brian M. Collie - Buxton & Collie, LLC

9:00 a.m. General Business Considerations and Understanding the Role of Legal Counsel
Brian M. Collie - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Kevin L. Pratt - Skufca Law, PLLC

9:20 a.m. Choice of Business Entity and the Basics of Corporate Law
Brian M. Collie - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Nathan D. Johnson - Buxton & Collie, LLC

9:45 a.m. Corporate Governance – Statutory Corporations and LLCs
James T. H. Buxton - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Brian M. Collie - Buxton & Collie, LLC

10:10 a.m. Business Licenses in South Carolina
J. Abraham Gutting - Buxton & Collie, LLC

10:25 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. State Income, Business Personal Property, Sales and Use Tax and Other Selected Tax Topics in South Carolina

J. Abraham Gutting - Buxton & Collie, LLC

11 a.m. Estate Planning and Your Business 
Frederick W. Faircloth, IV - James C. Hardin III, PLLC

11:25 a.m.  What Business Owners Need to Know about Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Vince C. Northcutt - Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, L.L.C.

11:45 a.m. Intellectual Property Basics for Attorneys and Entrepreneurs
Douglas L. Lineberry - McNair Law Firm

12:10 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:25 p.m. Selected Topics in South Carolina and Federal Employment Law

Meredith Guthrie Maxwell - Grayson Thomas, LLC
Elizabeth Baggett Riddle - Grayson Thomas, LLC

1:55 p.m. Real Estate Principles for Business Owners
Brian M. Collie - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Megan F. Stevens - Buxton & Collie, LLC

2:20 p.m. Securities Considerations
James T. H. Buxton - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Taylor C. Faw - Fairview Investment Services, Inc.

2:50 p.m. Break

3:05 p.m. Sale of Business

James T. H. Buxton - Buxton & Collie, LLC
Nathan D. Johnson - Buxton & Collie, LLC

3:35 p.m. Termination of Business 
Nathan D. Johnson - Buxton & Collie, LLC

4 p.m. Adjourn
 

ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
Business activity in many parts of South Carolina is vibrant and robust. Our economy is growing, businesses are being created, companies are moving headquarters and manufacturing facilities to our state, and South Carolina is increasingly viewed by companies and entrepreneurs around the globe as a wonderful place to start and grow a business. Business attorneys play a key role in this economic growth, and the content of this Handbook is intended to increase the knowledge capital of the legal counsel representing the businesses that are fueling this economic growth. Business owners are on better footing when they are prepared and know the fundamentals of legal concepts they encounter in forming and operating a business in South Carolina. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide attorneys, fledging entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike the tools and information needed to help each of these parties thoughtfully consider many basic laws, rules and legal concepts they will encounter in their attorney-client relationship and the execution of their business plan. 

With 13 chapters, the Handbook provides information on topics such as initial business formation and tax considerations, corporate governance, business licenses, real estate considerations for business owners, basic employment law considerations, intellectual property, workers’ compensation rules, securities considerations, buying and selling a business, and dissolution and termination. It includes practical application of business law concepts, highlighting basic legal strategy for lawyers and business owners through a “Q&A” and “Practice Pointer” format placed throughout the chapters. 

 WHO NEEDS THIS BOOK? 
• Newly-minted attorneys who plan to represent business clients in their practice; 
• Small law firms and boutique practices who have businesses as part of their client portfolio and want a basic reference resource for their library; 
• General practitioners in underserved areas of the state who serve a wide range of clients that include local small businesses; 
• Experienced business counsel who plan to use the Handbook as a tool to help their business clients “issue spot” critical areas to facilitate communication between attorney and client. 

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs. 

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Need to cancel or transfer your registration? Simply notify us in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the published start time of the seminar at registrar@scbar.org. You will be eligible to receive a full refund, be transferred to the live webcast or archived online version of the same seminar (if available), or to a live seminar of equal or lesser value - all with no cancellation or transfer fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 24 hours of a seminar start time, but all other options listed above are available with no transfer fee. 

Locations
  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
  • Anderson
    In-Person Seminar
    Anderson - Center for Excellence
    200 Bleckley St. Room 112, Anderson, SC 29625
  • Charleston
    In-Person Seminar
    Charleston School of Law
    81 Mary Street Room D101 or M101, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Florence
    In-Person Seminar
    Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology
    1951 Pisgah Rd. Room 249, Florence, SC 29501
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenville Technical College - Buck Mickel Center
    216 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Room 135, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Myrtle Beach
    In-Person Seminar
    Myrtle Beach-Horry Georgetown Tech, Grand Stand Campus
    950 Crab Tree Lane Room 601, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Rock Hill
    In-Person Seminar
    Rock Hill - New Port Fire Dept.
    5198 Hampton Ridge Rd. , Rock Hill, SC 29730
  • Spartanburg
    In-Person Seminar
    Spartanburg County Public Library
    151 S. Church St. Hoechst-Celanese Room, Spartanburg, SC 29306