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.
Catherine H. Chase has been asked to speak at the Charleston County Bar Association’s December 6, 2013 CLE on Making E-Discovery Easy and Efficient.
Young Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Carol B. Ervin was recently elected as Chair of the ALFA International, the oldest and one of the largest global legal networks in the world, at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. She recently completed a two-year term as vice chair and has previously served on ALFA International’s Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Ms. Ervin is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in employment law. She has an active trial practice in civil rights, employment, professional liability and commercial litigation, and litigates cases in state and federal courts through South Carolina. Ms. Ervin also defends employers before the EEOC and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and counsels clients on matters relating to risk management and government investigations and a wide range of employment issues. .
“I’m looking forward to working even more closely with ALFA International members to expand our reach and enhance the services we provide to our clients,” Ms. Ervin said. “ALFA’s legal network model is successful because our members are dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our relationships with each other and our clients. Given the state of the global economy, ALFA’s model is also more relevant than ever, because it connects businesses with legal expertise whenever and wherever they need it, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. “
ALFA International is comprised of 145 member firms across the globe (80 firms in the United States and 65 firms across Canada, Latin and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Rim) representing the efforts of 10,000 lawyers worldwide. ALFA International firms supplement their own expertise and resources with those of other law firms in the network. Consequently, ALFA International clients can reap the benefit of a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and avoid the pitfalls of retaining counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions.
Ms. Ervin earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. In addition to her involvement with ALFA International, Ms. Ervin is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Associate Member in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Ms. Ervin is an active community volunteer and currently serves on the Lowcountry Open Land Trust Board of Trustees.
Young Clement Rivers serves as ALFA International’s exclusive member firm in Charleston, South Carolina and is one of two firms in South Carolina
Young Clement Rivers, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." This Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm's overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of factors including clients feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for the firm.
Our tax attorneys have prepared some information regarding 2013 Year End Tax Planning for both individual and businesses. Please click here to read their helpful tips.
Several of our attorneys are scheduled to speak at upcoming seminars. On November 8, 2013, Abe Gutting is speaking for the National Business Institute at a seminar entitled “Sales and Use Tax in South Carolina.” He will present on the following topics: “Reviewing Recent Developments,” “Complying With and Enforcing Sales and Use Tax,” and “Understanding Select Core Industry Issues and Considerations.” The seminar will be held at the Town & Country Inn & Conference Center in Charleston. Click here to register.
Robert Gruber and Leslie Whitten are speaking for Sterling Educational Services at a seminar entitled “Advanced Workers Compensation” on December 6, 2013 and will be speaking on a variety topics from handling brain injury cases to the mediation regulation. To register for this seminar click here.
Leslie Whitten will be speaking for the National Business Institute at a seminar entitled “Complex Workers' Compensation Issues,” on a variety of issues in handling Workers’ Compensation claims. To register for this seminar, click here.