McNair Law Firm, P.A.

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1221 Main Street
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201, United States
Phone: 803.799.9800
Fax: 803.753.3278
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

What did the Supreme Court Say? Creditor Claim for Stale Debt in Chapter 13 Case Does Not Violate the FDCPA

The United States Supreme Court recently held in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) that filing a proof of claim that is obviously time-barred in a Chapter 13 debtor’s bankruptcy case is not a violation of the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Social Media Lesson for Employers: Recent $1.5 Million Retaliatory Discharge Verdict

On May 11, 2017, a federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina awarded a former fire department employee, Crystal Eschert, a $1.5 million verdict in a retaliatory discharge lawsuit that teaches powerful lessons in today’s social…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The New South Carolina Gas Tax

South Carolina’s gas tax is one of the lowest in the country. The result is the deplorable condition of the state’s highway system and roads. South Carolina is a conservative state, politically, and any tax increase, gas or…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

The Evolving Blueprint for Tax Reform: Candidate Trump vs. President Trump

On April 26, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, presented the blue print for President Trump’s tax reform proposal (referred to as the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

IRS Issues Guidance For Administration of Estate Tax Lien Discharge Requests

In June of 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed its procedure for granting discharges of estate tax liens and implemented centralized handling of applications for discharge. Historically, Specialty Examination Estate…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Withdrawal of IRS Tax Liens

When an individual or business owes federal taxes, a lien arises in favor of the IRS in all property of the delinquent taxpayer. The IRS will often file a notice of this tax lien – a Notice of Federal Tax Lien or “NFTL” – in the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

SC court awards Lowe's employee workers' comp disability benefits

Employee disabilities are becoming a common issue that employers must address. Short- and long-term disability plans employers often make available to employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the varying…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Affordable Care Act’s Link to the Administration’s Plans for Tax Reform

On March 24, 2017 the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’) was cancelled when it became clear there were not enough Republican votes to move it past the House of Representatives…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Taxation

South Carolina FILOT Taxpayers Now Required to File a New Property Tax Return with the County Auditor

The April 30th deadline for the calendar year South Carolina taxpayers to file their annual Form PT-300, Property Return, is fast approaching. Taxpayers subject to a fee-in-lieu of tax (FILOT) must file a new schedule with their…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Discharge of Federal and State Income Taxes in Bankruptcy

If an individual or business owes unpaid income taxes to the IRS, or to a state, federal bankruptcy laws may provide relief for some, if not all, of these taxes. Generally applicable to “older” federal and state income taxes, if…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Taxation

Lessons from Boeing's union election victory in Charleston

Many of you already know about Boeing workers soundly rejecting the Machinist Union’s effort to represent approximately 2,800 employees at Boeing’s Charleston facility. Seventy-four percent of voting employees desired to keep…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The South Carolina Uniform Gifts to Minors Act: Past, Present and Future?

This blog is intended to highlight certain aspects of the South Carolina Uniform Gift to Minors Act (the “SCUGMA”), which is found in Article 5 of Chapter 5 of Title 63 (the Children’s Code) of the South Carolina Code of Laws…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Can You Hear Me Now? South Carolina Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Taxation of Communication Services

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (the “Department”) issued guidance earlier this month, in South Carolina Revenue Ruling 17-2, to update a comprehensive discussion concerning how communication services are taxed. Up…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Issues for Employers to Follow in the American Health Care Act's Deliberations

On March 6, 2017, the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released a section by section summary of the tax related sections of the American Health Care Act (the “AHCA”). On March 9, 2017, the Ways and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Northern District of California's Revised Patent Local Rules Require Early Disclosure of Damages Information

Last month, the Northern District of California revised its Patent Local Rules by adding requirements for early disclosure of damages information. Because the Northern District of California has been a national driving force in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property
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