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William J. Bates

William J. Bates primarily practices in Young Clement Rivers, LLP's Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Practice Group. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Bates is also president of Land Title Agency, LLC, has held the office of chairman of the Real Estate Section of the South Carolina Bar, and was a Real Estate Section delegate to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates.

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 1969


  • Duke University School of Law, with honors, 1969
  • Wofford College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1966
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • South Carolina Bar, Board of Directors, Real Estate Section, 1987-1994
  • South Carolina Bar, Secretary, Real Estate Section, 1990
  • South Carolina Bar, Chair-Elect, Real Estate Section, 1992
  • South Carolina Bar, Real Estate Section, Chair 1993
  • South Carolina Bar, Real Estate Section Delegate 1995
  • Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, former president
  • Charleston Speech  and Hearing Center, former president
  • Charleston Museum, former Trustee and Executive Committee



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