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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Other U.S. Locations
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The New 20% Pass-Through Deduction: Can Real Estate Owners Claim It?

The new 20% deduction for “pass-through” business owners under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is raising many questions from owners of real estate-related businesses. Can these owners qualify for this important deduction, and under…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

School Districts Gearing Up for 2018-2019 Hires with Special H-1B Rule

While students across the country are heading back to finish the school year, school districts are already preparing to hire teachers for the next academic term. Districts are suffering from a nationwide teaching shortage and…more
 /  Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Internal Revenue Code Section 199A: The 20% Deduction for “Pass-Thru” Businesses

Aside from corporate tax reductions, one of the most important aspects of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act beginning this year is the new 20% deduction for “pass-thru” businesses – i.e. businesses that are not corporations. With…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Final Version of Tax Reform Act has a Minor Impact on Employee Benefit Programs

In early November, I posted an article entitled “Tax Reform Proposal Nixes Favorable Tax Treatment of Several Employee Benefits”. That article reviewed the Ways and Means Committee’s proposal (H.R. 1, the Tax Reform and Jobs…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Employment Authorization Benefits for H-4 Spouses at Risk

Qualifying dependent spouses of certain H-1B visa holders (H-4 spouse) have enjoyed the benefits of applying for work authorization since 2015 when the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

President Signs New Tax Law: The Return of Corporations for Small Businesses?

President Trump signed into law a major overhaul of the US tax system. The corporate tax rates have changed from a system of graduated tax rates up to 35% to a flat tax on corporate profits of 21%. The alternative minimum tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Worksite Enforcement Check Up: Get Ready for 2018

E-Verify undergoes an early ‘spring cleaning’ each year when USCIS disposes of E-Verify records more than 10 years old. E-Verify users who have been using the online employment verification system for 10 years or more should…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Congress Passes Historic New Tax Law

Congress has passed a major overhaul of the US tax system. The measure passed 224 to 201 in the House and 51-48 in the Senate, largely along party lines. The tax bill is now on its way to the President, and the President is…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Federal Employment Taxes: Employee-Independent Contractor Issues (Part 5)

Section 530 Relief - Employers that have workers which the employer classifies as “independent contractors” (Form 1099) risk having these workers reclassified by the IRS as employees. This is a major audit area for the IRS…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Happy Holidays, from Human Resources

As Thanksgiving 2017 recedes into a memory, Hanukkah is here, Christmas just around the corner, and a strange slow week between a Monday Christmas and following Monday New Year’s Day. It is the season for office holiday parties,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2018 Legistlative Session Preview [Video]

The South Carolina General Assembly reconvenes for the 2018 Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 9. Lynn Stokes-Murray, government affairs and lobbying consultant at McNair Law Firm, previews anticipated early votes, expected…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Federal Employment Taxes: Employee-Independent Contractor Issues (Part 4)

IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program - Employers that have workers which the employer classifies as “independent contractors” (Form 1099) risk having these workers reclassified by the IRS as employees. This…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The South Carolina Deed Recording Fee and New South Carolina Department of Revenue Guidance

South Carolina assesses a recording fee on deeds to real property. The South Carolina deed recording fee is imposed for “the privilege of recording a deed,” and is based on the transfer of real property from one person or…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Federal Employment Taxes: Employee-Independent Contractor Issues (Part 3)

IRS Form SS-8 Determinations of Employee Status - Employers that have workers which the employer classifies as “independent contractors” (Form 1099) risk having these workers reclassified by the IRS as “employees.” This…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

What's good 'notice' of a workplace injury in South Carolina?

Many readers know that statutory protections passed by state legislatures and Congress are often written to favor the rights of employees. One such statute is South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law. The law requires…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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