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  • The real estate department of YCR recently worked cooperatively with other counsel to close the purchase on behalf of a local historic preservation group of a significant south-of-Broad residence.  The acquisition was made more difficult by the presence of mechanic and judgment liens as well as a pending mortgage foreclosure, in addition to other unique circumstances surrounding the transaction.  YCR’s Bill Bates (Sr. Counsel) and Barb Morgan (legal assistant) worked with other counsel and the client’s governing body to fine tune the contract of sale and then to handle a multitude of unusual closing details which required coordination with attorneys for all lien holders and with Seller’s closing counsel.  Close coordination with a national title insurance company was required to complete the closing process.  The protection and ultimate rehabilitation of the residence located in one of the city’s prime residential neighborhoods further validates the work of the client’s historic and preservation efforts; YCR is proud to have been a part of this joint effort.

  • Wilbur E. Johnson, managing partner at YCRLAW, was honored to be selected as the feature story for the inaugural issue of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s new magazine, MetroSource.  The Chamber will begin publishing this magazine four times a year.  We are delighted and humbled that Mr. Johnson’s efforts have been recognized in this extraordinary way.

  • Catherine Chase, Joanna Stroud, and Stephanie Ramia participated in the South Carolina Bar's Young Lawyers Division first year of mock trials. All attorneys across the state were provided the same products liability problem and were judged by seasoned practitioners. The results of YCR's attorneys show how well balanced the problem was. Catherine and Joanna received a defense verdict. Stephanie and a colleague from another firm received a verdict for the Plaintiff on the breach of warranty claim.   * This result does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for clients.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, Wallace G. "Buster" Holland, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014.  Also, Christine K. Toporek and Brian L. Quisenberry have been named "Rising Stars" for 2014.
  • Joseph J. Tierney, Jr. and Christine K. Toporek recently presented a mock deposition at Roper St. Francis, and D. Jay Davis, Jr. has had numerous speaking engagements on topics including dental practices, myocardial infarctions, dermatological issues, and arbitrations. For a complete list of Jay’s activities, click here.

  • Shawn Wallace, partner and Employment Law attorney at Young Clement Rivers, LLP, has written an update on employment and labor. To read this update, click here
  • Bill Bates recently represented the sellers of a mobile home park in a $6.8MM transaction. His representation began with the land acquisition over 17 years ago and included negotiation of the current contract, advising the sellers during the inspection period and difficult closing issues including allocation of purchase price between two related sellers, South Carolina income tax withholding requirements for sales by out-of-state sellers, coordination of closing with an absent seller, dealing with effect of litigation involving former park resident, mortgage payoff issues including prepaying  of a SWAP interest rate agreement, transfers of mobile home titles, requested quitclaim deed based on current survey and notices to current occupants, in addition to closing statement adjustment issues and more usual seller documentation.
  • Young Clement Rivers, LLP, is pleased to announce that E. Courtney Gruber, Christine K. Toporek, Brian L. Quisenberry and Jeffrey J. Wiseman have been named Partners in the Charleston Office. 

    Ms. Gruber received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1985 and her undergraduate degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1982. Ms. Gruber practices primarily in the Workers' Compensation group and holds memberships in the Charleston County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar Association. 

    Ms. Toporek received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005 and her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in 2001.  Ms. Toporek practices primarily with the Professional Liability group and holds memberships in the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.

    Mr. Quisenberry received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude, in 2005 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 2001.  Mr. Quisenberry practices primarily with the Employment and Labor Law group and holds memberships in the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys.

    Mr. Wiseman received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude , and his undergraduate degree from Kent State University.  Mr. Wiseman practices primarily with the Commercial Litigation and Appeals group and holds memberships in the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

     
  • Carol Ervin, a partner and the practice group chair of Young Clement Rivers’ Employment and Labor Practice Group, has recently been featured on the legal website “Above the Law” as a notable law firm partner, partly due to her prestigious election as the chair of ALFA International. To read the article, click here.

  • YCR is pleased to announce that Stephanie N. Ramia has joined the firm as an associate in the Employment and Labor Practice Group. Stephanie comes to YCR after working as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court. We look forward to Stephanie’s contributions to our practice.
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